Acapulco (Mexico), March 3 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Rafael Nadal won the Mexican Open with a demolition of Spanish compatriot David Ferrer in the final. The world No.5 crushed Ferrer 6-0, 6-2 Saturday to win his second Acapulco title and end Ferrer's dreams of matching Thomas Muster as the second man to win four consecutive Mexican Opens. The victory extends Nadal's record against Ferrer to 17 wins in 21 meetings.
Mexico City, Mar 2 (IANS) Rafael Nadal advanced to the final of Acapulco tennis event after a straight-set win over compatriot Nicolas Almagro. Nadal beat Almagro 7-5, 6-4 in one hour and 49 minutes Friday to set up a final clash against three-time defending champion David Ferrer, who toiled hard to defeat Italian Fabio Fognini 6-3, 6-7 (5-7), 6-1 in two hours and 23 minutes, reports Xinhua
Mexico City, Mar 2 (IANS/EFE) Mexico received $1.47 billion in remittances in January, down 2.3 percent from the same month in 2012, the country's central bank said Friday. The median amount per remittance in the first month of 2013 was $287.69, compared with $295.01 in January 2012, the Banco de Mexico said in its monthly report. Most of January's 5.1 million transactions took the form of wire transfers.
Vina del Mar (Chile), Ma Mar 1 (IANS/EFE) The Puerto Rican reggaeton duo of Wisin & Yandel denied here that their lyrics are offensive to women, an assessment made by the Cuban government in barring the group's songs from being played on radio and television.
Acapulco (Mexico), Feb 28 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Second seed Rafael Nadal shot into the quarterfinals of the ATP 500 tournament here Thursday, eliminating Argentine qualifier Martin Alund. Nadal met almost no resistance in the first set but had to save three break points in the second to gain a 6-0, 6-4 win
Mexico City, Feb 28 (IANS/EFE) Experts from nine countries have come together to promote the use of nanotechnology to preserve works of art and other cultural treasures, Mexico's National Institute of Anthropology and History said. The techniques pioneered by the NANOFORART Project are applicable to structures, paintings and books, the institute, known as INAH, said in a statement
Acapulco (Mexico), Feb 27 (IANS) Fourth seed Stanislas Wawrinka has become the highest-profile casualty so far at the ATP 500 tournament here after a surprise first-round defeat to Italian outsider Fabio Fognini. Fognini made light of the 26 ranking places separating him from his Swiss opponent as he ousted the world No.17 in a 6-2, 7-6(3) victory Tuesday
Mexico City, Feb 27 (IANS/EFE) Mexico's telecommunications industry grew 13.6 percent last year, compared to 2011, "the highest (level) in the past four years", due mainly to growth in wireless telephony and satellite television, said authorities. The industry's growth rate was well above that of the economy, which grew 3.9 percent in 2012, the the Federal Telecommunications Commission, or Cofetel, said in a statement. The telecom sector grew 14.4 percent in the fourth quarter of 2012, compared to the same period a year earlier, a "figure that was well above the increase in the gross domestic product of 3.2 percent observed in this period", the commission said
Mexico City, Feb 27 (IANS/EFE) The National Gendarmerie proposed by President Enrique Pena Nieto will begin operating at the end of this year and will have 10,000 members, officials said. The police force's members are being selected, trained and certified by military commanders, Manuel Mondragon y Kalb, who has been nominated to run the National Security Commission, told senators.
Mexicali (Mexico), Feb 25 (IANS/EFE) Police in this northwestern Mexican border city seized a "cannon" used to launch packets of drugs to the US side of the frontier, officials said.