Mexico announce 2014 World Cup squad

Miguel-HerreraMexico City, May 10 : Mexico's chief football coach Miguel Herrera Friday unveiled the 23-member squad for the upcoming 2014 Brazil World Cup, June 12-July 13.

The line-up, announced at a press conference Friday at the headquarters of the Mexican Football Federation (FMF), features three of Mexico's best-known players, reports Xinhua.

Javier "Chicharito" Hernandez, who plays for England's Manchester United, Giovani dos Santos, who plays for Spanish football club Villarreal, and veteran player Rafael Marquez, who will play his fourth consecutive World Cup, are all in the side.

Ferrer, Cibulkova into Mexican quarters

Ferrer, Cibulkova into Mexican quartersMexico City, Feb 27 - Top-seeded David Ferrer, three-time winner, has reached the Mexican Open ATP quarterfinals by defeating fellow-Spaniard Feliciano Lopez 7-6 (1), 6-2 Wednesday.

Ferrer will next play South Africa's Kevin Anderson, who ousted American Sam Querrey, 7-6 (2), 6-4, reports Xinhua.

Sixth-seeded Gilles Simon of France beat Donald Young of the US 6-4, 6-3.

Ukraine's Alexandr Dolgopolov eliminated Frenchman Jeremy Chardy 6-3, 6-4 and Croatia's Ivo Karlovic defeated Dudi Sela of Israel 7-6 (4), 6-2.

Alejandro Sanz to offer two more concerts in Mexico

Alejandro Sanz to offer two more concerts in MexicoMexico City, Aug 26 - Spanish singer Alejandro Sanz plans to offer two more concerts in Mexico after nearly selling out the shows planned for October, organizers said.

The Oct 1 and Oct 2 shows at Mexico City's Auditorio Nacional are almost completely sold out, prompting the singer to add performances Oct 4 and Oct 5 as part of his "La musica no se toca" world tour.

Sanz launched his tour Oct 12, 2012, at Mexico City's Foro Sol, traveling to cities in the US, Latin America and Spain.

Mexico to invite foreign investment in energy sector

Mexico to invite foreign investment in energy sectorAuthorities in Mexico are planning to open-up the country's crucial energy sector to foreign investment in order to develop the production capacity and meet the growing demand for energy in the developing economy.

President Enrique Peña Nieto of Mexico is backing an overhaul to the energy sector to allow foreign players in the sector, which has been closed for outsiders. The president is planning to largest economic reforms in two decades by allowing private companies to explore and pump for oil and natural gas.

Thailand, Mexico win golds at World Taekwondo meet

uriel-adrianoPuebla (Mexico), July 17 : Mexican Uriel Adriano lifted the men's 74kg title while Chanatip Sonkham of Thailand won the women's 49kg at the 2013 World Taekwondo Championships here.

Adriano brought Mexico its first gold at these Championships when he came back from 0-1 down to beat Russia's Albert Gaun Tuesday, reports Xinhua.

"My dream has come true in a very perfect way, I always wanted to be world champion and I achieved for my country, today I want to thank everyone," said Adriano, who became the seventh Latin American taekwondo world champion in the event.

US company to invest $600 mn in Mexico

US company to invest $600 mn in MexicoMexico City, July 4 - US-based Apple Leisure Group plans to invest $600 million in six projects that will create more than 4,000 jobs in Mexico, Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto said.

The funds will be used to construct new facilities and expand existing properties in Jalisco, Baja California Sur and Quintana Roo states, Peña Nieto said during a ceremony at the Los Pinos presidential residence.

The properties are expected to generate sales of more than $350 million in their first year of operation, the president said.

Illinois Governor Pat Quinn visits Mexico

Illinois Governor Pat Quinn visits MexicoPat 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

Contemporary life is too boring for movies: Trueba

Contemporary life is too boring for movies: TruebaGuadalajara (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.

Tight budgets make education investment tough: Bill Gates

Tight budgets make education investment tough: Bill GatesTexcoco (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.

Gandhi's death anniversary marked in Mexico

GandhiMexico 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.

Death toll in Mexico City blast rises to 25

Mexico-City-blastMexico 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)

Aniston puts pregnancy rumours to rest

Aniston puts pregnancy rumours to restMexico 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)

Mexican soccer team to act against fans who made threats

Mexican soccer team to act against fans who made threatsMexico 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.

Mazda Motor to manufacture small car for Toyota

Mazda Motor to manufacture small car for ToyotaAutomotive 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.

Audi to build $1.3 bn plant in Mexico

Audi to build $1.3 bn plant in MexicoMexico 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.

Seven-year-old girl with terminal cancer dies after returning from Mexico

Seven-year-old girl with terminal cancer dies after returning from MexicoOlivia 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.

G20 to invest in infrastructure of developing countries

G20 to invest in infrastructure of developing countriesThe 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.

BP reaches compensation deal in Gulf of Mexico spill case

BP reaches compensation deal in Gulf of Mexico spill case 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.

Nissan to build new $2 bn plant in Mexico

Nissan to build new $2 bn plant in MexicoMexico 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.

Fiction TV should reflect reality: Mexican producer

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.

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