Mexico To Discuss Deals Worth $150M At Paris Air Show

June 18, 2013

airplane on runwayFox News Latino, 6/17/2013

The governor of the Mexican state of Queretaro said Monday that he planned to discuss seven aviation investment projects worth $150 million with different companies during the 2013 Paris Air Show. Jose Calzada said in a press conference at the Le Bourget exhibition center that he had about 15 meetings planned with aviation and aerospace companies.

The governor will be meeting with Canada’s Bombardier, which has already invested about $500 million in Queretaro. Eurocopter, which has a presence in the state, is looking at “a potential investment of $500 million,” Calzada said. Queretaro is “a safe state, which invests in infrastructure,” and is home to an aeronautical university that provides trained personnel, the governor said during an event at the Mexico Pavillion.

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‘The Bridge’ straddles U.S., Mexico border

May 24, 2013

Summer BridgeLos Angeles Times, 5/24/2013

FX’s new summer drama “The Bridge” has many common elements of contemporary thrillers: a sadistic serial killer, mismatched detectives and a desperate race against time. But “The Bridge” is distinguished by a hot-button issue that brings an edgy topicality to the usual formula — the politics and controversy behind the border between the United States and Mexico.

In this drama, the detectives aren’t the only ones at odds. It’s a tale of two cities that couldn’t be more different: the serene metropolis of El Paso and the more dangerous region of Ciudad Juárez in Chihuahua, Mexico, where large drug cartels wreak havoc and murderous mayhem. “It’s such a high-stakes situation that just seems ripe for human stories,” said executive producer Meredith Stiehm. “I feel like it’s been in the news for a long time, but we haven’t seen it dramatized successfully.”

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