Monterrey metropolitan area http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/28353/all en Bodies of missing Mexican band members found in well http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130128/bodies-missing-mexican-band-members-found-well <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>MONTERREY, Jan 28 (Reuters) - Police found a dozen bodies inside a well in northern Mexico, some of them members of a band abducted last week by an armed group, a spokesman for the state of Nuevo Leon, Jorge Domene, said on Monday.</p> <p>Authorities have identified four of the bodies, including that of a Colombian national. All were wearing jeans and T-shirts with the logo of the music group - "Poderoso Kombo Kolombia."</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130128/bodies-missing-mexican-band-members-found-well" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Mexico Monterrey Monterrey metropolitan area Thomson Reuters Tue, 29 Jan 2013 03:15:06 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5740850 at http://www.globalpost.com 8 Slain in northern Mexico http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/taxonomy/term/35779/130226/8-slain-northern-mexico <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agencia EFE </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Monterrey, Mexico, Feb 18 (EFE).- The bodies of eight murder victims were found within a 24-hour period in this northern metropolis, Mexican police said.</p> <p>A young boy in Monterrey's Colonia Moderna neighborhood found human remains inside two black garbage bags he came across Sunday morning.</p> <p>The gruesome discovery was made just a few blocks from the headquarters of the Nuevo Leon state police</p> <p>City, state and federal cops, joined by elements of the army, rushed to the scene and determined that the remains were those of one man.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/taxonomy/term/35779/130226/8-slain-northern-mexico" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Los Zetas Cartel Mexican Drug War Monterrey metropolitan area Agencia EFE Tue, 26 Feb 2013 15:26:45 +0000 Agencia EFE 5767283 at http://www.globalpost.com Mexican glassmaker Vitro plans $146 mn in investment http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/agencia-efe/130430/mexican-glassmaker-vitro-plans-146-mn-investment <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agencia EFE </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Mexico City, Apr 30 (EFE).- Mexico's Vitro, one of the world's largest glassmakers, said it planned to invest 1.77 billion pesos ($146 million) in different projects this year.</p> <p>"The authorized amount represents an increase of 65 percent compared to the investment carried out in 2012," Vitro chairman Adrian Sada Gonzalez said in a filing with securities regulators.</p> <p>The investment will be used to boost capacity at the Envases y Vidrio Automotriz unit, as well as to improve equipment and facilities, in an effort to consolidate the company's market-leading position, Sada said.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.efe.com" class="button wire efe"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#efe"><span>Copyright EFE, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/agencia-efe/130430/mexican-glassmaker-vitro-plans-146-mn-investment" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Monterrey Monterrey metropolitan area Agencia EFE Tue, 30 Apr 2013 19:01:37 +0000 Agencia EFE 5828769 at http://www.globalpost.com New wind farm starts operating in northern Mexico http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/agencia-efe/130625/new-wind-farm-starts-operating-northern-mexico <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agencia EFE </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Mexico City, Jun 25 (EFE).- Eolica Santa Catarina said its $51 million wind farm in the northern Mexican state of Nuevo Leon started operating.</p> <p>The facility, which has the capacity to generate 45 GW annually of electricity, uses state-of-the-art General Electric turbines.</p> <p>The wind farm will supply electricity to six cities, including the industrial center of Monterrey, in Nuevo Leon, providing annual fuel savings of 15 million pesos ($1.13 million).</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.efe.com" class="button wire efe"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#efe"><span>Copyright EFE, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/agencia-efe/130625/new-wind-farm-starts-operating-northern-mexico" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Monterrey Monterrey metropolitan area Nuevo León Agencia EFE Tue, 25 Jun 2013 19:37:43 +0000 Agencia EFE 5867307 at http://www.globalpost.com Cemex to invest $18 mn in low-cost housing in D.R. http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/agencia-efe/130905/cemex-invest-18-mn-low-cost-housing-dr <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agencia EFE </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Mexico City, Sep 5 (EFE).- Cemex, one of the world's three largest cement producers, said it would invest $18 million in the construction of 568 low-cost housing units in San Pedro de Macoris, a province in the Dominican Republic.</p> <p>Construction started Wednesday on the 186-unit phase one of the Altos de Higuamo project, with the first 60 houses scheduled for delivery in December, Cemex said in a statement.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.efe.com" class="button wire efe"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#efe"><span>Copyright EFE, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/agencia-efe/130905/cemex-invest-18-mn-low-cost-housing-dr" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Cemex Cemex Companies listed on the New York Stock Exchange Monterrey metropolitan area Technology Agencia EFE Thu, 05 Sep 2013 19:56:11 +0000 Agencia EFE 5925716 at http://www.globalpost.com Mexico says former US soldier led kidnap gang http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/131111/mexico-says-former-us-soldier-led-kidnap-gang <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Authorities have detained a former US soldier accused of leading a gang of kidnappers in northern Mexico, officials said Monday.</p> <p>The 32-year-old suspect spearheaded a band of 16 people who operated in the states of Nuevo Leon, Coahuila and Tamaulipas in the past four years, said Nuevo Leon security spokesman Jorge Domene.</p> <p>He carried two identities -- Luis Ricardo Gonzalez Garcia and Javier Aguirre Cardenas -- and moved to Nuevo Leon's industrial city of Monterrey from the United States in 2009, Domene said.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/131111/mexico-says-former-us-soldier-led-kidnap-gang" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Law Monterrey Monterrey metropolitan area States of Mexico AFP Tue, 12 Nov 2013 01:31:04 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5986335 at http://www.globalpost.com Mexican man, once world's heaviest, dies at 48 http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140526/mexican-man-once-worlds-heaviest-dies-at-48 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>A Mexican man who was once the world's heaviest human when he weighed, weighing 597 kilos (1,316 pounds) at one point, has died at the age of 48, medical officials said Monday.</p> <p>Preliminary reports say Manuel Uribe died due to an irregular heartbeat and an ailment linked to the loss of fluids in his legs, an official at the University Hospital in the northern city of Monterrey told AFP.</p> <p>After he was listed as the world's heaviest human by the Guinness World Records in 2007, Uribe began a diet that brought his weight down to 394 kilos.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2014.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140526/mexican-man-once-worlds-heaviest-dies-at-48" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Body shape Human Interest Manuel Uribe Monterrey metropolitan area AFP Mon, 26 May 2014 22:24:04 +0000 Agence France-Presse 6158209 at http://www.globalpost.com