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UPDATE 2-Mexico president says alternative airport plan to begin in January

21 Dec 2018

MEXICO CITY, Dec 21 Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador said on Friday that construction to convert a military airstrip into a commercial airport will begin in January, setting into motion a controversial plan to replace a partly built hub he is scrapping.

U.S. plan to keep asylum seekers in Mexico sows confusion

21 Dec 2018

MEXICO CITY/SAN FRANCISCO Mexican and U.S. officials charged with carrying out a radical new change in U.S. immigration policy to process asylum seekers in Mexico say they have not been informed about how the plan will work in practice .

Mexican president taps army for urban development in capital

21 Dec 2018

MEXICO CITY, Dec 20 Mexico's president said on Thursday that he plans for the military to build an urban development in the capital worth up to $1.5 billion, dashing the chances for private firms to swoop in on one of Mexico City's last undeveloped swaths of land.

Costa Rica competition regulator blocks Walmex acquisition

06 Dec 2018

MEXICO CITY Wal-Mart de Mexico said on Thursday Costa Rica's competition regulator had notified the company that it opposes its plan to buy 52 local supermarkets, which would grow its store tally in the Central American nation to more than 300.

Walmart's LatAm delivery app Cornershop eyeing Canada and U.S

14 Nov 2018

MEXICO CITY Cornershop, a Latin American grocery delivery app being acquired by Walmart, plans to expand into Canada early next year as a test market for the United States, an executive for the three-year-old mobile app said.

Walmart's LatAm delivery app Cornershop eyeing Canada and U.S.

14 Nov 2018

MEXICO CITY, Nov 14 Cornershop, a Latin American grocery delivery app being acquired by Walmart, plans to expand into Canada early next year as a test market for the United States, an executive for the three-year-old mobile app said.

What is next for Mexico City airport after mega project axed?

31 Oct 2018

MEXICO CITY A decision on Monday by Mexico's next president to scrap a partly built $13 billion (£10.2 billion)

Work on Mexican airport continues despite cancellation

29 Oct 2018

TEXCOCO, Mexico, Oct 29 Construction work on a futuristic new Mexico City airport continued on Monday even after the country's incoming president said he was cancelling the $13 billion project, leaving perplexed workers with their jobs on the line.

Oxxo stores drive revenue growth at Mexico's Femsa

26 Oct 2018

MEXICO CITY Mexican bottler and retailer Fomento Economico Mexicano said on Friday that third-quarter revenue grew nearly 8 percent from a year earlier, driven by higher traffic at its Oxxo convenience store chain.

Exclusive: Amazon zooms in on central Mexico for large new warehouse

17 Oct 2018

MEXICO CITY Amazon.com Inc is scouting for land in central Mexico for a fourth distribution center in the country, sources said, aiming at a bigger slice of the burgeoning e-commerce market in Latin America's second-largest economy.

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As shutdown lingers, Pelosi pushes Trump to delay State of Union address

With the partial U.S. government shutdown dragging into its 26th day, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Wednesday urged President Donald Trump to reschedule his State of the Union address - a move that could deny the president the opportunity to use the pageantry of the speech to attack Democrats in their own chamber over the impasse.