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Gunmen kill 3 migrants in attack on train in southeastern Mexico

San Cristobal de las Casas, Mexico, Apr 17 (EFE).- Four migrants were killed and three others wounded when gunmen attacked a train in southeastern Mexico, the National Migration Institute, or INM, said Thursday. "A group of suspected criminals attacked the migrants, who were traveling on the train that covers the Arriaga, Chiapas-Ixtepec, Oaxaca route, causing the deaths of four people and wounding three others," the INM said in a statement.

Baseball: Puig mum on reports of perilous flight from Cuba

Los Angeles Dodgers outfielder Yasiel Puig says he won't be drawn into discussing his flight from Cuba despite magazine articles describing human trafficking, a drug cartel and death threats. "I'm aware of the recent articles and news accounts," Puig said Wednesday in a statement issued through his agent, Adam Katz. "I understand that people are curious and have questions, but I will have no comment on this subject."

Baseball: Puig mum on reports of perilous flight from Cuba

Los Angeles Dodgers outfielder Yasiel Puig says he won't be drawn into discussing his flight from Cuba despite magazine articles describing human trafficking, a drug cartel and death threats. "I'm aware of the recent articles and news accounts," Puig said Wednesday in a statement issued through his agent, Adam Katz. "I understand that people are curious and have questions, but I will have no comment on this subject."

Mexico and France write "new page" in bilateral ties

Mexico City, Apr 10 (EFE).- Mexico and France committed themselves on Thursday to writing "a new page" in their relationship during the first day of French President François Hollande's visit to the Aztec nation. With an eye toward initiating that new phase, top officials of the two countries on Thursday signed 42 accords to increase cooperation in different sectors, including education, health, sustainable development, public safety, finance, aeronautics and energy.

Mexico's Pemex earmarks $1.4 bn for moving gas from Gulf to Pacific coast

Mexico City, Apr 10 (EFE).- Mexican state-owned energy giant Petroleos Mexicanos said Thursday it will invest $1.4 million in additional infrastructure in the Isthmus of Tehuantepec as part of a plan to increase the amount of gasoline and natural gas it transports from the Gulf of Mexico to the Pacific. "The strategy will enable fuel exports to the Far East, capitalizing on the existing price gap between North America and markets in Asia," Pemex said in a statement.

4 Women shot in downtown Mexico City

Mexico City, Apr 10 (EFE).- Four women were shot and wounded in an apparent robbery attempt as they walked through a business district in downtown Mexico City, but no arrests have been made, police spokesmen said. The shooting occurred around 6:50 p.m. Wednesday between Republica de Guatemala and Academia streets, Federal District Public Safety Secretariat spokesmen told Efe. Two individuals riding on a motorcycle opened fire on the women and then fled, police said, citing eyewitness accounts.

Suspected Mexican cartel hitman charged in California murders

(Reuters) - An alleged Mexican drug cartel hitman was charged on Tuesday with nine murders in a killing spree spanning three decades in California, Central California officials said. Jose Manuel Martinez, a California native awaiting trial in Alabama since 2013 on a separate murder charge, could face the death penalty if convicted, Tulare County District Attorney Tim Ward said in a statement.

Two days of gunfights leave 24 dead in Mexico's north

The death toll from two days of gunfights in Mexico's northern state of Tamaulipas rose to 24 on Monday after authorities reported six more slayings in the drug violence-plagued region. Authorities said 15 men and two women were killed on Sunday in a series of shootings between criminal groups in the towns of Tampico and Ciudad Madero, on the Gulf of Mexico coast. A man's body wad found on a bench and two others on a street in Tampico early Monday, according to the Tamaulipas Coordination Group of federal and state security forces.

Mexican tycoon Slim's America Movil challenges telecom ruling

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Carlos Slim's phone and Internet giant, America Movil, has challenged a ruling by Mexico's new telecommunications regulator that says the company dominates its market. America Movil said Tuesday in statement filed with the Mexican stock exchange that it has filed an injunction against the regulator's ruling.

Mexico launches 2nd phase of $2.5 bn gas pipeline project

Mexico City, Mar 28 (EFE).- Mexican authorities inaugurated the second phase of a project to build the $2.5 billion "Los Ramones" gas pipeline, which will stretch for 1,021 kilometers (635 miles) from the U.S.-Mexico border to the central state of Guanajuato. Energy Secretary Pedro Joaquin Coldwell, Environment Secretary Juan Jose Guerra and the CEO of Mexican state-owned oil giant Petroleos Mexicanos, Emilio Lozoya, were on hand for the ceremony, Pemex said in a statement.
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