Mexico City, May 10 (IANS/EFE) Authorities slaughtered 55,000 chickens at a farm in the central state of Puebla where avian flu was detected, Mexico's agriculture department said. The Senasica food-safety agency ordered the birds sacrificed after laboratory tests confirmed the presence of the H7 virus at the farm in Palmar de Bravo. Senasica suspects the virus was spread to Puebla by chickens from other Mexican states affected by the avian-flu outbreak that began in 2012, the department said.
Mexico City, May 10 (IANS/EFE) The Mexican government proposed a bank reform package aimed at spurring lending and promoting economic growth. The package, which has the support of the main opposition parties, was unveiled at a ceremony by President Enrique Peña Nieto. The initiative's goal is to get banks to "lend more and more cheaply", the president said.
Mexico City, May 9 (IANS/EFE) Spanish singer Julio Iglesias Wednesday denied reports that his son Enrique will marry former tennis star Anna Kournikova this weekend, saying that Enrique had not mentioned this possibility to him. "I don't think that my son's getting married. He would have told me," said the artist at a press conference in Mexico, where he is on an international concert tour
Ciudad Juarez (Mexico), May 6 (IANS/EFE) The sons of two journalists were murdered by gunmen Sunday in Mexico's Chihuahua city, officials said. Alfredo David, 20, and Diego Alejandro Paramo Gonzalez, 21, were killed in the city's Arboledas district, Chihuahua state Attorney General's Office spokesman Carlos Gonzalez told EFE. The two young men were driving through the neighbourhood when they were attacked, Gonzalez said
Mexico City, May 6 (IANS/EFE) Audi executives and Economy Secretary Ildefonso Guajardo laid the cornerstone for the German automaker's new plant in Mexico, the Economy Secretariat said in a statement.
Mexico City, May 6 (IANS/EFE) They've had everything in life and never had to lift a finger - until one day their dad decides to teach them a lesson and puts them to work. So goes the storyline of "Nosotros los Nobles", a comedy causing a ruckus in Mexico by raising awareness about the risks of spoiling kids. "The movie has really shaken some parents
Mexico City, May 4 (IANS/EFE) The Mexican unit of Japanese auto giant the Honda Motor Co. announced plans to invest $470 million in the construction of a transmission plant in Celaya, in the central state of Guanajuato. The president of Honda Mexico, Isamu Yamaki, and Tetsuo Iwaumura, COO of Honda North American regional operations, made an announcement before Mexico's secretary of the economy, Ildefonso Guajardo, that the new plant joins the others that the company has in this country, the company said in a communique.
Film: "Mud"; Cast: Matthew McConaughey, Tye Sheridan, Jacob Lofland, Reese Witherspoon, Sam Shepard, Ray McKinnon, Sarah Paulson, Michael Shannon; Director: Jeff Nichols; Rating: *** "You can't trust love," his disgruntled father Senior (Ray McKinnon) once warns 14 year old Ellis (Tye Shridan) making him hook on to every emotional straw he can lay his hands on. "Mud" is a powerful multilayered story of love, friendship and loyalties inspired by the director's favourite author Mark Twain. It is a thought-provoking drama set at the precipice of adulthood, where harsh realities seep in and replace the utopia of innocence.
Monterrey (Mexico), May 3 (IANS/EFE) A radio and television announcer in the northern Mexican state of Coahuila is missing, officials said. Jose Gerardo Padilla Blanquet disappeared Tuesday in Saltillo, the capital of Coahuila, state security spokesman Jesus Carranza told EFE.
Mexico City, May 2 (IANS/EFE) Mexico's gross domestic product grew at an annual rate of 1 percent in real terms in the first quarter of this year after expanding at a 3.2 percent rate in the final three months of 2012, the government said. The economic growth numbers were included in reports on the economy, public finances and public debt submitted by the Finance and Public Credit Secretariat to Congress