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  • Bond Given Licence To Thrill In Mexico City
    Bond Given Licence To Thrill In Mexico City Sat, Mar 28, 2015

    Filming on the James Bond movie Spectre has shut down Mexico City’s Plaza de la Constitución for four days as the cast and crew shoot the opening scene of the movie. It’s the equivalent of closing London’s Leicester Square, but such is the power of the 007 franchise the Mexican government has been keen to welcome the production to the city centre. In the scene I watched being filmed, Daniel Craig’s Bond tries to lose himself in the crowd but some baddies swoop into the square on a helicopter. More »

  • Mexico sets 25 pct pollution cut by 2030 for climate talks Fri, Mar 27, 2015

    MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico has become the first developing nation to submit pollutant reduction goals for next fall's Paris climate change talks, pledging Friday to cut greenhouse gas and short-lived climate pollutants 25 percent by 2030. More »

  • Mexico sets greenhouse gas target for UN climate talks
    Mexico sets greenhouse gas target for UN climate talks Fri, Mar 27, 2015

    Mexico became Friday the first developing nation to submit targets for UN climate change talks in December, pledging that its greenhouse gas emissions will peak in 2026 before falling. More »

  • Mexico City businesses cite losses during Bond filming Fri, Mar 27, 2015

    The leader of small businesses in Mexico City's historic downtown district says owners have complained of a 60 percent drop in sales during the first week of filming of the new James Bond movie, "Spectre." ... More »

  • Mexico march marks 6 months since 43 students disappeared
    Mexico march marks 6 months since 43 students disappeared Fri, Mar 27, 2015

    MEXICO CITY (AP) — Parents of 43 missing students marked the six-month anniversary of their disappearance with a march of a few thousand supporters Thursday, urging fellow Mexicans not to abandon them but drawing far smaller numbers than rallies last year. More »

  • NFL eyes Germany, Mexico games, more in London
    NFL eyes Germany, Mexico games, more in London Thu, Mar 26, 2015

    National Football League officials are looking at staging regular-season games in Germany and Mexico and adding more games in London in a bid to boost global growth. More »

  • Hobbs sees growth, but exodus from New Mexico continues
    Hobbs sees growth, but exodus from New Mexico continues Thu, Mar 26, 2015

    A portion of southeastern New Mexico's oil patch is again among the top 10 fastest growing areas in the nation, according to new data released Thursday by the U.S. Census Bureau. The Hobbs area saw its ... More »

  • Mexico double-transplant patient eyes US humanitarian entry
    Mexico double-transplant patient eyes US humanitarian entry Thu, Mar 26, 2015

    MEXICO CITY (AP) — A young Mexican man who is urgently trying to travel to the Mayo Clinic for a double-organ transplant has filed a third application for entry into the United States after twice being denied a visa. More »

  • Mexico says arson at US company linked to extortion Wed, Mar 25, 2015

    MEXICO CITY (AP) — An arson attack on a subsidiary of a U.S. energy-services firm was part of an extortion attempt, prosecutors in southern Mexico said Wednesday. More »

  • Mexico: Wrestler died almost instantly from injury in ring
    Mexico: Wrestler died almost instantly from injury in ring Wed, Mar 25, 2015

    MEXICO CITY (AP) — An autopsy has found that "lucha libre" wrestler Pedro Aguayo died almost immediately of injuries suffered in the ring over the weekend, Mexican authorities said Wednesday. More »

  • Experts: New Mexico oil patch could lose 2,000 jobs Wed, Mar 25, 2015

    The downturn in the oil and gas industry could cost New Mexico around 2,000 jobs, according to estimates from officials with the state Energy, Minerals and Natural Resources Department. The number of drill ... More »

  • Attacks on Mexico journalists surge
    Attacks on Mexico journalists surge Tue, Mar 24, 2015

    Attacks on journalists in Mexico have surged during President Enrique Pena Nieto's first two years in power, with assaults reported every 26.7 hours, a press freedom group said Tuesday. More »

  • Mexico's Baja farmworkers strike for better conditions
    Mexico's Baja farmworkers strike for better conditions Tue, Mar 24, 2015

    SAN QUINTIN, Mexico (AP) — Workers at large, export-oriented farms in the Mexican border state of Baja California have led a week of violent protests over low pay, abuses and poor conditions, threatening a harvest that supplies millions of dollars worth of tomatoes, strawberries and other crops to the United States. More »

  • Mexico nabs suspected Zetas cartel figure near Texas border Tue, Mar 24, 2015

    MEXICO CITY (AP) — A suspected leader of the violent Zetas drug cartel who was on Mexico's list of 122 priority targets for arrest was captured early Monday in a city on the Texas border, authorities said. More »

  • Jennifer Lopez takes fashion line to Mexico
    Jennifer Lopez takes fashion line to Mexico Tue, Mar 24, 2015

    US singer, actress and businesswoman Jennifer Lopez took her fashion line outside the United States for the first time, launching in Mexico. More »

  • Partisan spat kills millions in New Mexico capital funding
    Partisan spat kills millions in New Mexico capital funding Mon, Mar 23, 2015

    Partisan fighting kept New Mexico lawmakers from striking a deal on $270 million in public works projects, leaving a plethora of unfunded needs around the state as local officials scramble to figure out ... More »

  • Mexico's lucha libre in shock over wrestler's death
    Mexico's lucha libre in shock over wrestler's death Mon, Mar 23, 2015

    The flamboyant world of Mexican wrestling reeled in shock on Monday as the tragic death of a star fighter sparked a debate about safety in the beloved national pastime. More »

  • Exclusive - Toyota set to approve Mexico plant within weeks: sources
    Exclusive - Toyota set to approve Mexico plant within weeks: sources Sun, Mar 22, 2015

    By Maki Shiraki and Joanna Zuckerman Bernstein TOKYO/MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Toyota Motor is finalising plans for its first passenger car assembly plant in Mexico that could be approved by its board as early as next month, according to three people with knowledge of the matter. Based on recent investments by rivals, including Volkswagen , a new assembly plant would represent an investment of over $1 billion for Toyota. A green light for the plant would signal an end to a 3-year expansion freeze imposed by the Japanese automaker's president Akio Toyoda, who has blamed aggressive expansion a decade ago for contributing to quality lapses and a 2009 recall crisis. Toyoda last year asked planners scouting for a site in Mexico to hit 'pause' and review the rationale for the project, executives familiar with the matter said then. More »

  • Mexico 'lucha libre' wrestler dies from hit in the ring
    Mexico 'lucha libre' wrestler dies from hit in the ring Sun, Mar 22, 2015

    MEXICO CITY (AP) — The son of a Mexican wrestling legend died early Saturday from a blow suffered in the ring, the Baja California state prosecutor's office said. More »

  • 5.3 quake shakes central Mexico; some evacuations in capital Sat, Mar 21, 2015

    MEXICO CITY (AP) — A moderate 5.3-magnitude earthquake shook central Mexico on Friday, causing buildings to sway in the capital and sending hundreds of people into the streets. There were no reports of damage or casualties. More »

  • Mexico ambush kills 10, including 5 federal police
    Mexico ambush kills 10, including 5 federal police Fri, Mar 20, 2015

    A gang ambush on federal police in western Mexico killed five officers, three suspects and two bystanders in the deadliest day for the country's new gendarmerie. More »

  • Moderate earthquake shakes buildings in Mexico City Fri, Mar 20, 2015

    MEXICO CITY (AP) — Moderate earthquake shakes buildings in Mexico City. More »

  • Mexico extinguishes pipeline fire caused by illegal tap Fri, Mar 20, 2015

    MEXICO CITY (AP) — Authorities in central Mexico temporarily closed a highway leading to the Gulf coast state of Veracruz after an illegal pipeline tap sparked a fire alongside the roadway. More »

  • 10 dead in Mexico shootout include 5 police, 2 bystanders Fri, Mar 20, 2015

    MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico's federal police say gunmen have ambushed a convoy of officers, leading to a shootout in which 10 people died, including five officers and two bystanders. More »

  • Green sea turtles recover in Florida, Mexico
    Green sea turtles recover in Florida, Mexico Fri, Mar 20, 2015

    Long considered an endangered species, green sea turtles in Florida and Mexico have bounced back and officials said Friday they are seeking to change the turtles' protected status to "threatened." More »

  • Mexico mining groups says 3 kidnapped miners were slain Fri, Mar 20, 2015

    MEXICO CITY (AP) — A Mexican mining industry group says three miners were killed earlier this month in the southern state of Guerrero. More »

  • Violence cost Mexico $233 billion, or 17% GDP
    Violence cost Mexico $233 billion, or 17% GDP Fri, Mar 20, 2015

    A soldier stands guard outside a school in Acapulco, Mexico, during a security operation to protect teachers and students from gangs demanding extortion payments More »

  • Mexico-bound plane makes emergency landing at Shannon
    Mexico-bound plane makes emergency landing at Shannon Thu, Mar 19, 2015

    Flight DE4156 was over the Atlantic, en route to Cancun, when the alarm was raised. More »

  • Mexico's high expectations of peace Thu, Mar 19, 2015

    Despite a reputation as a violence-racked country, Mexico has seen the level of homicides and organized crime drop by more than a quarter since 2011. The decline shows that the effort to break up big drug cartels is working. A new study that looks at the “dynamics of peace” in Mexico – rather than focusing merely on violence – provides a clue. Conducted by the Institute for Economics and Peace, the study used 24 indicators, such as what people expect of government, to rank Mexico in its potential to bring about “positive peace.” It turns out Mexico has a high “peace surplus” compared with countries such as South Africa, Colombia, and Israel. More »

  • Rights body wants to talk to army over Mexico missing
    Rights body wants to talk to army over Mexico missing Thu, Mar 19, 2015

    Experts from a regional human rights body said Thursday the fate of 43 Mexican students who disappeared in September remains unclear and they want to interview soldiers about the case. More »

  • Mexico's Concerns Over Being Bond Baddie
    Mexico's Concerns Over Being Bond Baddie Thu, Mar 19, 2015

    A producer on the new Bond film has revealed that local authorities in Mexico were worried about a Mexican being cast as a villain when the film is shot in the country this month. The opening sequence of Spectre is due to take place during a recreation of the Day of the Dead festival in Mexico City with 1,500 extras. Daniel Craig and the rest of the cast and crew are already in the city where roads have been closed in preparation. Reports that the script was changed at the request of executives from Sony Pictures and MGM Studios, eager to save money after the government offered $14m in tax incentives in return for a better image were denied by Michael Wilson. More »

  • Producer of latest Bond film denies Mexico changed script
    Producer of latest Bond film denies Mexico changed script Thu, Mar 19, 2015

    The producer of the new James Bond thriller "Spectre" denies that the script was changed to get incentives in Mexico. Earlier, the website Tax Analysts said leaked emails indicated that Mexico ... More »

  • Class clash led to collapse of Mexico's ancient Teotihuacan: study
    Class clash led to collapse of Mexico's ancient Teotihuacan: study Thu, Mar 19, 2015

    The demise of Mexico's enigmatic pre-Hispanic city of Teotihuacan stemmed from a conflict among the civilization's elite classes, with buildings set ablaze in the clash, according to a study. More »

  • New Mexico regulators hear from public about power plant
    New Mexico regulators hear from public about power plant Thu, Mar 19, 2015

    New Mexico regulators on Wednesday listened to dozens of supporters and critics of a plan to shutter half of an aging coal-fired power plant that supplies electricity to more than 2 million people in the ... More »

  • Mexico's own 'WikiLeaks' already making waves
    Mexico's own 'WikiLeaks' already making waves Wed, Mar 18, 2015

    Mexico's WikiLeaks-inspired whistleblower website is already making waves just days after its launch, even though it has yet to expose any government scandals. More »