Mexico City, Feb 1 (IANS/EFE) Mexico's gross domestic product grew around 4 percent in real terms in 2012 and 3.6 percent in the fourth quarter of the year, said authorities. The federal government's deficit totaled 403.6 billion pesos ($31.7 billion), the Finance and Public Credit Secretariat said in a report
Monterrey (Mexico), Jan 31 (IANS/EFE) Authorities in the northern Mexican state of Nuevo Leon have concluded the work of recovering and identifying a total of 17 bodies found in a well, officials said Wednesday. All of the victims were associated with the band Kombo Kolombia.
Mexico City, Jan 31 (IANS/EFE) The violence associated with organized crime that is besetting Mexico has spurred a Catholic priest to write and produce a series of short film features that he hopes will touch the hearts of both victims and victimizers. The project, in which a group of communications students is participating, seeks "to prevent the spilling of more blood" in a country where more than 70,000 people have lost their lives over the past six years in the multi-faceted conflict among rival drug cartels and between the criminals and security forces.
Mexico City, Jan 30 (IANS/EFE) A man has been sentenced by a Mexico City court to serve 50 years in prison for the April 20, 2012, murder of retired Gen. Mario Arturo Acosta Chaparro, judicial officials said.
Mexico City, Jan 30 (IANS/EFE) Mexico's federal government and officials from the central state of Queretaro have signed an agreement to build a high-speed rail system, an official said. The train will be able to cover the approximately 200 kilometers (124 miles) from Mexico City to Queretaro city in less than two hours, Communications and Transportation Secretary Gerardo Ruiz Esparza said. The train will have state-of-the-art technology and operate at speeds of up to 180 kph, official said
Mexico City, Jan 30 (IANS/EFE) Oil giant Petroleos Mexicanos, or Pemex, said it took delivery of two ships from South Korea's SPP Shipbuilding Group. The vessels are designed to meet the highest environmental and technology standards, allowing for an upgrade of the existing fleet, Pemex said
Mexico City, Jan 28 (IANS/EFE) German automaker Volkswagen said it will begin manufacturing its redesigned Golf model in Mexico in the first quarter of 2014. "With its existing infrastructure, competitive cost structures and free trade agreements, Mexico is the ideal location to produce the Golf" for markets in North and South America, Hubert Waltl, a member of the board of management of the Volkswagen passenger cars brand, was quoted as saying in a statement. "The decision to produce the Golf in Mexico builds on Volkswagen's strategy for the North American market", where it plans to invest more than $5 billion over the next three years, the statement said
Mexico City, Jan 27 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez has recovered from a respiratory infection he contracted after undergoing cancer surgery in Cuba, a minister said. "Fortyfive days after the complicated surgery, the patient recovers normally, his serious respiratory infection has been overcome.
Mexico City, Jan 26 (IANS/EFE) Mexican authorities impounded a bus and some office furniture belonging to Atlas soccer club in connection with a tax dispute, the team's management said Friday.
San Cristobal de las Casas (Mexico), Jan 26 (IANS/EFE) Mexican scientists have discovered fossils of two fish species that lived some 110 million years ago during the Cretaceous period in what is today the southeastern state of Chiapas, officials said. The two new fossils were given the scientific names of Pepemkay maya and Zoqueichthys carolinae in honor of the Mayan and Zoque cultures in that southeastern part of the country, Chiapas state's Environment and Natural History Secretariat said Thursday. The director of paleontology of the state agency, Marco Antonio Coutino, said the fossils were submitted to various studies to determine their characteristics, adding that both belong to the monophylum Acanthomorpha "to which almost a third of vertebrates belong that are living today"