Mexico plans $4-$5 bln LNG hub at Gulf port, president says


Source: Reuters

MEXICO CITY, Sept 27 (Reuters) – Mexico plans to build a liquefied natural gas (LNG) export hub worth between $4 billion and $5 billion in the Gulf of Mexico that will help serve European demand, President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador said on Tuesday.

The planned LNG facility in the port of Coatzacoalcos, in the eastern state of Veracruz, would transport gas by boat to Europe, Lopez Obrador said.


AMLO: rescate de mineros atrapados en Coahuila seguirá; hoy se firma acuerdo

Fuente: Milenio


El presidente Andrés Manuel López Obrador anunció que hoy se firmará un documento entre el gobierno federal y los familiares de los trabajadores que quedaron atrapados en la mina El Pinabete, Coahuila, para que se les paguen indemnizaciones. En conferencia en Palacio Nacional, el mandatario insistió en que a las familias de las víctimas se les van a entregar más recursos de lo convencional por el accidente que sufrieron pero además por las condiciones de pobreza en las que han vivido.

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El cacao mexicano y la importancia de preservarlo


Fuente: El Sol de México

Si te consideras un fiel seguidor del chocolate, seguramente sabes que proviene del cacao, una fruta de origen tropical que nace de un árbol del mismo nombre. El llamado también alimento de los dioses ha sido considerado como un símbolo de abundancia desde nuestros antepasados.

Es un referente de importancia cultural y económica, tan relevante que México está posicionado en el lugar número 11 de producción por la International Cocoa Organization ICCO. Sus principales estados productores son Tabasco, Chiapas y Guerrero, donde muchas familias tienen como principal ingreso económico la cosecha y venta de cacao; la relevancia de este ingrediente podría estar en peligro.


Trapped Mexico miners: Setback as water levels rise


Source: BBC News

The miners became trapped on 3 August when a wall in a tunnel collapsed and water from an adjacent chamber gushed into the three shafts. Officials say the water has to drop to a depth of 1.5m (5ft) to allow rescuers to enter the shafts safely.

But on Sunday, it suddenly rose again to more than 20m. The governor of Coahuila state, where the coal mine is located, said the water was probably flowing into the shafts from a nearby disused mine. Governor Miguel Riquelme said engineers were trying to find the source of the leak so they can block it.


‘We need rain’: Mexican farmers ravaged by northern drought


Source: Reuters

Hicterio Torres Franco’s animals are dying: deprived of water in one of the worst droughts Mexico has seen for 30 years. In the distance lies one of his donkeys, its carcass eyed by vultures. Some 19 cows have perished too.

“It’s been a big loss,” laments Torres, whose farm sits alongside the El Granero dam in the northern state of Chihuahua. Just 10% of Mexico’s dams are now full, with many seeing levels drop below half or lower, according to official data.


Northern Mexico has a historic water shortage. These maps explain why.


Source: Washington Post

Water has become a sacred commodity in northern Mexico. Reservoirs have been hitting the bottom of their basins. Taps have beenrunning dry for millions of people in the city of Monterrey, where the water shortage was called a matter of national security. Water bills have skyrocketed.

People have sabotaged pipes that could divert water to other cities. Truck drivers delivering water have been kidnapped. Ranchers in rural areas have lost livestock or sold their herds prematurely because they can’t feed them.


AMLO pone litio mexicano a disposición de sector automotriz


Fuente: Reforma

El Presidente Andrés Manuel López Obrador abrió la puerta para que el litio mexicano pueda ser explotado por la industria automotriz que opera en el País.

En conferencia desde Palacio Nacional, el Mandatario federal informó que la empresa estatal de litio que su Gobierno busca crear pondrá a disposición de ese sector el mineral estratégico con el fin de fortalecer la industria.


Rescuers race to free miners trapped in flooded mine in Mexico


Source: CNN

Ten miners have been trapped in a flooded coal mine in northern Mexico for over 24 hours, as rescuers battle to reach them.

The incident was reported Wednesday afternoon, when the miners encountered an abandoned tunnel with water that flooded the mine, authorities said.


Mexico’s energy policy gives the U.S. no choice but to push back


Source: Washington Post

The United States and Mexico have plenty of tough issues to deal with, from the lingering coronavirus pandemic to inflation to the continuing surge of migrants through their mutual border. It would be best for both countries if they could address these issues in an atmosphere of calm and mutual cooperation, with no gratuitous irritations to this vital bilateral relationship.

Unfortunately, such irritation is all too likely as long as Andrés Manuel López Obrador occupies the Mexican presidency. A quirky populist whose worldview centers on restoring what he misperceives as the lost glory of Mexico’s nationalized oil industry, Mr. López Obrador inherited a modified version of the North American Free Trade Agreement that his predecessor had negotiated with President Donald Trump; it took effect on July 1, 2020. And yet Mr. López Obrador has continued to press for greater control over Mexico’s energy markets, to the point where his policies now arguably violate the terms of the revised trade pact, known as the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA). The Biden administration has no choice but to push back.


‘It’s plunder’: Mexico desperate for water while drinks companies use billions of litres


Source: The Guardian

The water truck parks on a block, a 10-minute walk uphill from Rocio Vega Morales’ house, for 15 minutes at most. She has no clue what time the pipa will arrive in her neighbourhood, delivering the water she and her four children need to bathe, wash dishes and flush the toilet. It could be while she is at work, or in the middle of the night.

The drought in North Mexico means taps are dry in the city of Monterrey so pipas, primarily run by the city authority, are the only way to deliver water to homes and businesses.