Mexico

Spain's Telefonica says eyeing deal in Mexico

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MADRID - Spain's Telefonica is in talks over a possible deal in Mexico, where it has been eyeing acquisitions for months to strengthen its position against former monopoly America Movil , the telecoms group said on Wednesday.

U.S. lawmakers warn against Mexico sugar import restrictions

NEW YORK - A bipartisan group of U.S. lawmakers warned on Tuesday that restricting Mexican sugar imports would inflate food prices and threaten U.S. food manufacturers, the latest sign that pressure is growing on Washington to avoid trade barriers.

Politics, 29 Jul 2014

Tyson to sell Mexico, Brazil poultry businesses to JBS

- Tyson Foods Inc said on Monday it would sell its Mexican and Brazilian poultry businesses to JBS SA for $575 million and use the proceeds to pay down debt from its pending $7.7 billion purchase of Hillshire Brands Co.

Deals, Brazil, 29 Jul 2014

California and Mexico sign pact to fight climate change

SAN FRANCISCO - California Governor Jerry Brown and Mexican environmental officials signed a pact on Monday aimed at reducing greenhouse gas emissions, an agreement that could eventually expand the market for carbon credits.

Environment, 28 Jul 2014

Tyson to sell Mexico, Brazil poultry businesses to JBS

- Tyson Foods Inc said on Monday it would sell its Mexican and Brazilian poultry businesses to JBS SA's Pilgrim's Pride for $575 million and use the proceeds to pay down debt from its pending $7.7 billion purchase of Hillshire Brands Co.

Deals, Brazil, 28 Jul 2014

Trendy Chipotle burritos show how pricing power belongs to the hip

- Corporate America can learn a lot from a chicken burrito. As many companies struggle to boost prices without alienating consumers, they may want to study Mexican-food chain Chipotle, which has managed to do both.

27 Jul 2014

Venice film festival to kick off with black comedy 'Birdman'

ROME - Mexican director Alejandro Inarritu opens this year's Venice film festival with the premier of "Birdman", a black comedy that heads a 55-strong selection leaning heavily toward war and recession, festival director Alberto Barbera said on Thursday.

Entertainment, 24 Jul 2014

Lack of immigration reform slows U.S.-Mexico economic growth: Mexican official

SACRAMENTO Calif. - The growing network of cross-border ties with Mexico, including trade equaling $1 million every minute, is threatened by the lack of progress toward immigration reform in the United States, Mexico's foreign secretary said on Wednesday.

World, U.S., 23 Jul 2014

Exclusive: Obama sends team to Texas to assess need for National Guard deployment

SAN FRANCISCO - President Barack Obama has sent a team to Texas to assess whether a U.S. National Guard deployment would help to handle an immigration crisis at the Mexican border, White House officials told Reuters on Wednesday, having so far resisted Republican calls for such a move.

Politics, U.S., 23 Jul 2014

Doubts raised about Texas plan to send National Guard to border

AUSTIN Texas - As Texas prepares to send up to 1,000 National Guard troops to help secure its border with Mexico, several sheriffs in the region are expressing doubts on whether the money spent for the deployment could be better used elsewhere.

Politics, U.S. 23 Jul 2014
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Israel, Palestinian militant groups begin 3-day Gaza truce

GAZA/JERUSALEM - A three-day ceasefire between Israel and Palestinian militant groups in the Gaza Strip went into effect on Friday, and negotiators were due to travel to Cairo to discuss a longer-term solution. | Video