Mexico, officially the United Mexican States, is a federal republic in the southernmost portion of North America. It is bordered to the north by the United States; to the south and west by the Pacific Ocean; to the southeast by Guatemala, Belize, and the Caribbean Sea; and to the east by the Gulf of Mexico. Covering almost 2,000,000 square kilometres, the nation is the fifth largest country in the Americas by total area and the 13th largest independent state in the world.
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  • Notimex

    Migration to check requirements to Central American walk

    Mexico, Oct. 15 (Notimex).- The National Immigration Institute (INM, for its acronym in Spanish) informed to the members of the "Migrant Walk" that if they arrive at the internment points of the southern border of Mexico, they will be checked by the requirements marked by the law, and those who fail to comply with them, may not enter national territory. In a statement, it stressed that among the powers conferred by the Migration Law, are listed in Article 20, sections II and III, relating to "monitor the entry and exit of people to the territory of the United States of Mexico and review their documentation". And, in the cases indicated in this Law, "process and resolve on the admission, stay and departure of the country of foreigners." It recalled that Mexico has a series of international facilitation and protection measures that are used by thousands of Central Americans each year. However, it clarified that the law does not provide for any permission to enter the country and address a third party, without complying with the requirements. The INM reiterated to the "Migrant Walk", which departed from San Pedro Sula, Honduras, on October 13, its unrestricted commitment to respect the human rights of migrants. This, as a central policy of the institutional task in its daily exercise and the protection and care of all foreigners who, regardless of their nationality or immigration status, cross national territory. NTX/GVM/HCM-MTG/MIGRA16/BBF

  • Trump's border crackdown endangered the lives of asylum-seekers in migrant caravan

    Trump's border crackdown endangered the lives of asylum-seekers in migrant caravan

    The Trump administration's crackdown at the US-Mexico border — which culminated in widespread separation of families — started when President Donald Trump freaked out about a “caravan” of hundreds of Central American migrants crossing through Mexico to seek asylum. As the caravan of asylum seekers made its way toward the US, the president raged at foreign governments and his own officials to do more to stop people from coming to the US without papers. By the time a few hundred caravan members finally arrived at the US-Mexico border at the San Ysidro port of entry, the administration had committed to restricting asylum by closing “loopholes” and to prosecuting everyone who entered the US illegally

  • The Seattle Times

    Catholic priest killed in northern Mexico

    MEXICO CITY (AP) — Authorities in the northern Mexican state of Baja California are investigating the apparent slaying of a Roman Catholic priest in the municipality of Playas de Rosarito. Tijuana Archbishop Francisco Moreno Barron announced the death of Icmar Arturo Orta in a statement issued Sunday. An official in the state prosecutor's office who was not authorized to speak publicly about the case confirms that Orta was found Friday and his death is being investigated as a homicide. More than two dozen priests have been killed in Mexico since President Enrique Pena Nieto took office in 2012.

  • Notimex

    Javer has built 225,000 homes in more than four decades in Mexico

    Mexico, Oct. 15 (Notimex) - In 45 years of operations, the real estate Javer has placed more than 225,000 homes in more than 165 projects within the country. In the framework of its forty-fifth anniversary, the firm said that to date has presence in seven states of Mexico and a market share of 9.8 percent of Infonavit credits for new housing. In addition, it said it generates more than 1,900 direct jobs and more than 6,000 indirect jobs thanks to specialization in the construction of housing of social interest, medium and residential, as well as the sale of commercial lots within the subdivisions. In a statement, the general director of Casas Javer, René Martinez Martinez, said that 45 years away, the company has had a dynamic transformation process to always remain at the forefront and offer the best products according to market needs. He explained that in 2018, the developer seeks to achieve double-digit growth in revenue and at least 7.5 percent in Profit before financial expenses, taxes, depreciation and amortization (UAFIDA, for its acronym in Spanish). He added that the generation of flow will be neutral because this year makes strong investments in land to consolidate its strategy for the following years, especially in Quintana Roo, Mexico and Queretaro, which are the states where it began operations in recent years.     NTX/OYS/DPC/PAP

  • Reuters

    Mexico discussed concerns over Canada steel tariffs with Ottawa -source

    Mexican Economy Minister Ildefonso Guajardo on Monday discussed his concerns about new Canadian tariffs on steel during a call with Foreign Minister Chrystia Freeland, a Canadian government source said. Guajardo said last week he rejected Canada's move to impose new quotas and tariffs on imports of seven categories of steel from many countries, including Mexico, and would press Ottawa for an exemption. Canada announced the tariffs to head off a potential rise in imports that the United States fears could be improperly routed through Canadian facilities.

  • Mexico gets small settlement from Deepwater Horizon oil disaster: report
    New Orleans Times-Picayune

    Mexico gets small settlement from Deepwater Horizon oil disaster: report

    Mexico accepted a fraction of the settlement BP paid in the U.S. for the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil disaster.  A two-year Buzzfeed investigation found that the Mexican government accepted just $25.5 million from the oil company in a settlement reached this year. In the U.S., BP agreed to pay $60 billion - more than 2,000 times as much money as it paid to Mexico. A large share of the U.S. settlement went to fishers and other Gulf Coast residents affected by the disaster, but Buzzfeed found no Mexicans are likely to benefit from BP's $25.5 million payment.  Contrary to its own scientists and several studies, Mexico asserted there was no evidence the disaster caused pollution in Mexican waters,

  • Notimex

    Mexico ranks 57th place worldwide in terms of port infrastructure

    Mexico, Oct. 15 (Notimex) - The Ministry of Communications and Transport (SCT, for its acronym in Spanish) reported that in the Global Competitiveness Index of the World Economic Forum, Mexico advanced 18 positions in port infrastructure, moving in 2012 from 75th place to 57th place, currently. This was due to the fact that during this administration were invested more than 80 billion pesos in the sector, of which 80 percent came from private resources, with the goal of doubling the operating capacity of the ports from 260 million tons in 2012 to 530 million tons by 2018. In a statement, it said that to achieve this, five new ports are built in the Gulf of Mexico, of which Matamoros, Tuxpan and Seybaplaya were completed and work is being done in Ciudad del Carmen and the Nuevo Puerto of Veracruz. "These ports work to boost production and national trade generating employment and social development, and thus improving the life quality of Mexicans," it said. The SCT said that the development of port infrastructure has placed Mexico in the center of international attention, since July 2016 our country assumed the presidency of the Inter-American Committee on Ports of the Organization of American States (OEA, for its acronym in Spanish). On the other hand, the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (CEPAL, for its acronym in Spanish) placed the port of Manzanillo as the fourth most important in Latin America in container movement, and those of Lazaro Cardenas and Veracruz within the first 15. "This is how the Federal Government through the Ministry of Communications and Transport (SCT), work to consolidate Mexico as a strategic point for Asian and European markets with works throughout the National Port System that boosts production and trade in the country," he said. NTX/EDT/DPC/PAP

  • Notimex

    Constant growth of coffee shops in Mexico

    By Roberto Noguez Noguez Mexico, Oct. 15 (Notimex) - In Mexico there are more than 61 thousand coffee shops, however, the market continues to grow year after year at a rate of 5.0 percent, where chains such as Starbucks, Punta del Cielo, The Italian Coffee Company, Caffé Macchiato, Cielito Querido Café and small establishments compete to win more customers. According to the president of the Mexican Association of Coffee and Specialty Coffee (AMCEE, for its acronym in Spanish), Arturo Hernandez, 17 years ago the per capita consumption of coffee in the country was 700 grams, but has risen to 1.8 kilograms, driven by the increase of this type of establishments. "The market is growing around 5.0 percent annually, there are many coffee shops that are opening, it is a business, among those in the National Institute of Statistics and Geography (Inegi, for its acronym in Spanish), this is the most popular," said the representative of the sector in an interview with Notimex. Arturo Hernandez explained that the big chains go for the strongest trade in coffee consumption, while the smaller try to differentiate themselves, with more exclusive and expensive products, with a direct treatment to the consumer. According to data from Euromonitor, in 2017 the market value of coffee shops in Mexico exceeded $560.4 million dollars, where Starbucks positioned itself as the chain with the highest penetration, followed by Café Punta del Cielo, The Italian Coffee Company, Caffé Macchiato and Cielito Querido Café. The consultant forecasts that the market for coffee shops and bars in the country will grow at a level of 4.0 percent annually between 2016 and 2021, to reach a value of 93 thousand 100 million. On the other hand, the general manager of Starbucks Mexico, Christian Gurria, said recently that at the end of the second half of the year they had 687 stores, in addition to exceeding the investment commitment of $800 million pesos that had been projected, both in new stores and remodeling. "We have, fortunately, a good base of new stores, both to close the year as for 2019, we are somewhat comfortable with how we will close 2018 and how 2019 looks, both in new openings and in some indicators," he said. While the manager of Cielito Querido Café, Alma Rosa Garcia Puig, told Notimex that the company's plan is to consolidate its operations, in fact, this year will open 10 units in the states of Puebla, Mexico City and Queretaro, which requires an investment of $60 million pesos. "The next 12 or 18 months we will be focused here before going out to other cities ... We get mail asking when are they arriving to Merida, Sonora, people who visit us and love it, but we want to do things with lead foot, take care of the brand," she said. While the chain Finca Santa Veracruz expects to open next year 10 new units, in addition to introducing a new model that will include freshly baked bread, as a "hook" so that the customer does not go to another cafeteria. According to the director of operations of the company, Alfonso Iñarra, plan to close 2018 with 153 branches, representing a growth of six units compared to 147 that closed 2017. He also considered that the coffee market grows every year in Mexico, where now independent coffees are doing better and compete well. "The big chains must take more care of independent coffees, which have excellent quality beans, equipment, and are well advised. While last February the operator CMR and Nestlé announced that, they will seek the opening of 150 coffee shops under the brand Nescafé in Mexico, for which they will invest about $800 million pesos. In addition, at the end of 2017, the Canadian firm Tim Hortons opened its first coffee shop in the city of Monterrey, in the state of Nuevo Leon, in conjunction with Restaurant Brands International and Mexican investors. Also, in 2013 Juan Valdez announced its arrival to Mexico, however, after its franchisee failed to comply with the expansion plan of the chain and the opening of 100 units, the brand disappeared, so it is looking for new partners to relaunch it. The International Vice President of Procafecol, Maria Paula Moreno, said that the time to return to Mexico will depend on the company finding a suitable partner, since its strategy is to continue persisting in the market and in less than two years make the return of the stores, not only in Mexico City but in different states.   NTX/RNN/JKM/PAP

  • Business Wire

    Amco Polymers Announces Expansion into Mexico

    Amco Polymers, a leading distributor of commodity, engineering and specialty polymers, is pleased to announce the expansion of their distribution business into Mexico. Amco Polymers de México will be headquartered in Mexico City with an additional sales office in Guadalajara. The expansion of Amco Polymers into Mexico brings additional sales and operations support into this rapidly growing region of North America.

  • Associated Press

    New tropical storm brings rains to central Mexican coast

    MEXICO CITY (AP) — Newly formed Tropical Storm Tara soaked parts of west-central Mexico with heavy rains Monday as it drifted off the country's Pacific coast.

  • Fleeing electricity, Mexico Mennonites seek new home

    Fleeing electricity, Mexico Mennonites seek new home

    The desert of northern Mexico seemed so perfect when the Mennonites moved here 26 years ago: a place free from electricity, television or cars. "When the power lines arrived, they decided to go," says Sabinal resident Enrique Friesen, 37, who for his part plans to stay, with his wife and eight children. "They don't want electricity -- just horses.

  • Notimex

    Siemens to promote smart buildings in Mexico

    Mexico, Oct. 14 (Notimex).- The German multinational Siemens will promote the Desigo CC and TALON solutions in Mexico, which will automate and control the different functions of a building, such as lighting, security and saving electricity, to create smart buildings in The main cities of the country. These solutions brought from Germany to Mexico allow us to analyze and optimize the energy consumption of a building, increasing comfort, saving energy and minimizing environmental impact, said Alejandro Preinfalk. The Vice President of Energy Management, Building Technologies and Mobility of Siemens Mexico, Central America and the Caribbean, highlighted that Mexico City is making progress in the adoption of smart buildings. This is necessary in response to population growth, which pushes for a growth in the demand for energy consumption, so it is important to implement sustainable buildings and housing. A building can be classified as intelligent if it has been equipped with technology that allows remote control of several automated devices, so that its occupants can personalize them to feel more comfortable and save time and money. In the same way, security systems and sustainability are attributes that define these constructions, which provides a higher quality of life to those who inhabit the building and, if it is a work center, more productivity. Preinfalk commented in that sense that there must be an adequate balance between comfort, building performance and sustainability. Siemens offers a systematic approach to the building's life cycle, which allows it to benefit from lower energy costs, he added in a statement. For example, he said, Desigo CC is an integrated building automation and control system that covers all the relevant services of the structure, including, lighting, blinds control, security, access control and electrical power distribution. Likewise, the Siemens TALON solution provides powerful building management functions such as programming, alarms, trends, historical data collection and advanced energy management applications. These new technologies allow to remotely control their facilities, maintain the constant comfort of the occupants, take measures to help manage energy consumption and costs, or do whatever is necessary to make the construction operations efficient, from any part of the world. NTX/ODA/EVG/BBF