Pat Quinn, the Government of the American state of Illinois is holding a thre- day visit to neighbouring Mexico.
During the visit he will hold meetings to forge mutual partnerships with trade partners. He will also call upon the secretary of agriculture of the government of Mexico. He will also attend Illinois tourism event and will sign a "Sister Lakes" pact with the Mexican authorities. He will be the first Illinois governor to visit after a period of about thirteen years. He will also meet two state governors and mayors of Mexico City and Patzcuaro
Guadalajara (Mexico), March 4 - Contemporary life is too "boring" to make movies about, Spanish director Fernando Trueba, who much prefers period pieces, said.
"It makes me feel a lot freer, because when you do a story that occurred in the past, you can fantasize and concentrate on talking about things that are really important," the 58-year-old director said the day before the inauguration of the Guadalajara International Film Festival.
Texcoco (Mexico), Feb 15 : Spain "is a good country" that is "going through tough times" amid economic stagnation and a 26.1 percent unemployment rate, philanthropist Bill Gates said in an interview with EFE in Mexico.
"There is a very direct correlation" between regulation and business creation, Gates said in response to a question about what Spain could do to spur business and job growth.
Mexico City, Feb 2 : Friends of India in Mexico, schoolchildren gathered at a monument here to mark the 65th death anniversary of Mahatama Gandhi as the strains of his favourite hymn "Raghupati Raghava Raja Ram", played on the sitar, filled the air.
The Embassy of India in collaboration with Ora World Mandala, an India-Mexico NGO which strives to promote the Gandhian value of ahimsa or non-violence, through art, organised a solemn function at the Gandhi monument in Chapultepec in Mexico City, said an official statement Saturday.
Ambassador Sujan R. Chinoy placed a wreath at the monument.
Mexico City, Feb 1 : The death toll of an explosion rocking the headquarters of Petroleos Mexicanos (Pemex) in the capital has risen to 25, Mexican Interior Minister Miguel Angel Osorio Chong said late Thursday.
Seventeen women and eight men were among the dead, Osorio Chong told a press conference, adding that the blast also left 101 others injured.
Pemex said about 3,500 people were evacuated from the damaged building after the explosion occurred at around 3:55 p. m. (2155 GMT) in the 211-meter Pemex Tower in downtown Mexico City.
The exact cause of the accident still remained unknown. (ANI)
Mexico City, Dec 27 - Actress Jennifer Aniston has put a full stop on rumours about her pregnancy after she was seen in a pink bikini and flat stomach.
The actress, who is celebrating holidays in Mexico with fiance Justin Theroux was seen sunbathing near the pool in her hotel Cabana, reports radaronline. com.
It was previously reported that Aniston, 43, had been seen wearing over sized jackets and dresses with her arms covering her stomach. (IANS)
Mexico City, Dec 26 - Mexico's Atlas soccer team plans to take legal action against the fans who unfurled two banners bearing threatening messages at club offices last week, team executives said.
One of the banners left at the team's offices last Friday bore a death threat.
Atlas is one of the main candidates for relegation to a lower division in May.
The other banner threatened Omar Bravo, a forward recently acquired by the team who starred for many years for Guadalajara, Atlas's main rival.
Automotive giants, Toyota and Mazda have entered into a deal in which Mazda will manufacture a small car for the Toyota brand from an upcoming factory in Mexico.
The two companies said on Friday that the new car will be based on Mazda2 and will be sold by Mazda mostly in North America. The production is expected to begin by the summer of 2015 and Mazda will produce around 50,000 cars a year for its partner.
Mexico City, Sep 7 - German luxury automaker Audi plans to build a $1.3 billion plant in the Mexican state of Puebla that will be the company's first production facility in the Americas, Mexican President Felipe Calderon said.
Some 20,000 jobs will be created during the plant's construction, which will start in 2013.
The plant in the city of San Jose Chiapa is expected to create 9,800 direct and indirect permanent jobs once it starts operating, Calderon said during a ceremony Wednesday at the Los Pinos presidential residence.
Olivia Downie, the seven year old girl who sort treatment for a terminal cancer in Mexico, has died after returning home to Scotland. Her family said, ""It is with great sadness that we announce that our darling daughter Olivia slipped away peacefully this morning after her long and courageous battle. We are so thankful that, thanks to the generosity of so many people, we have been able to take her home to Scotland so she could have her family by her side.
The Group of 20 nations comprising the largest economies of the world has agreed to increase in the infrastructure sector of the developing countries as a way to boost the global economic growth.
Leaders gathered at a resort town in Mexico for the summit agreed to a common declaration aimed at more investment in infrastructure of the developing world. "We will intensify our efforts to create a more conducive environment for development, including supporting infrastructure investment," the declaration read.
Global oil major, BP PLC is appeared to have reached a compensation deal estimated at about $7.8 billion in the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill case with plaintiffs.
The company still faces other claims from the U. S. government, states around the Gulf and drilling partners involved. U. S. District Judge Carl Barbier has said in a ruling that the proposed terms of the class settlement will be submitted with the court for being approved.
Mexico City, Jan 27 : Nissan Motor Co. announced plans to invest $2 billion in building a third manufacturing facility in Mexico.The new plant in the central state of Aguascalientes will generate 3,000 jobs and spur the creation of around 9,000 other positions, Nissan's vice chairman of operations in the Americas, Bill Krueger, said.
Mexico City, Oct 9 - Television should bear witness to current events with fiction series being a "mirror of reality and not a hole in which to hide from it", said Mexican producer Epigmenio Ibarra.
He believes that in the Mexican market reality and small-screen productions have always been at two opposite and contradictory ends of existence.
"What happened is that Mexican television started off with its back to the country and on bended knee to power, so a story portraying the true aspects of power was obviously a mortal sin," Ibarra told EFE Friday.
Miami, Sep 11: The Miss Universe 2011 pageant in Brazil will be a bittersweet moment for Mexico's Ximena Navarrete, who is getting ready to hand over the crown to her successor.
"Giving up the crown isn't easy, because wearing it has been an honour and also symbolises a very special year in my life, but it's also beautiful to give that chance to another girl," the 24-year-old said.
Mexico City, Aug 31 - Mexican band Motel this week will release a special edition of its most recent album, "Multicolor", which includes three never-before-recorded songs.
It will also have a new version of the hit "Entre caminos" performed with Spanish singer Bimba Bose.
"We found ourselves with this song, which now is the album's first single, and we decided to do it with someone like Bimba because it's a happy, positive song to make you feel good," lead singer Rodrigo Davila Chapoy told EFE Tuesday.
Sao Paulo, Aug 30 : Puerto Rican singer Ricky Martin met in Sao Paulo with the reigning Miss Universe, Mexico's Ximena Navarrete, and admitted to her that he had rooted for her during last year's international beauty pageant.
"Last year, I went crazy hoping for you, you were my favourite," Martin told Navarrete during a quick meeting in Sao Paulo, according to the website Terra.
Mexico City, Aug 5 : Mexico's manufacturing activity has started to reflect the economic slowdown in the US, with a further drop in activity likely if the US economy remains lacklustre, a business group said.
"If the slowdown in the United States is prolonged, manufacturing growth in Mexico could be seriously compromised," said the Mexican Finance Executives Institute, or IMEF.
The business group, which includes executives and specialists from financial institutions in Mexico, said its IMEF Manufacturing Index fell by 3.1 points in July to 50.4.
His state will host a meeting of U. S. and Mexican border governors that was canceled by Arizona amid a threatened boycott, says New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson.
The Albuquerque Journal reported on Friday that Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer canceled the annual meeting, scheduled for June 30, in response to a planned boycott by Mexican border state governors upset by Arizona's immigration law.
The newspaper has said that Richardson said he would offer to hold the meeting in Santa Fe in late September.
Officials have said that students in Mexico City and other locations are being taught to deal with gang violence rampant throughout Mexico.
The Arizona Republic reported on Thursday that at least nine shooting incidents have occurred in Mexican school areas since October. The military battled drug gang gunmen for an hour June 15 60 feet away from a preschool in Taxco.
The Republic further reported that a number of Mexican states have begun to require shootout drills and will teach drill methods during summer teacher-training courses.
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