Mexican Government Raises $1.6 Billion in Shares of New Airport Trust

03/26/2018 The Wall Street Journal

airportThe Mexican government’s airport company raised around $1.6 billion to partly finance the construction of the new Mexico City airport, a megaproject that the country’s leading presidential candidate threatens to cancel if he wins the July election.

Grupo Aeroportuario de la Ciudad de Mexico, which runs Mexico City’s existing airport and holds the license to develop and operate the new airport, sold shares for 30 billion Mexican pesos in a type of trust known locally as a Fibra E. With the proceeds from the trust, $6 billion in bonds, a revolving credit line and budget funds, financing so far is approaching $10 billion.

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Mexico Turns To Digital Health To Improve Healthcare

03/13/2018 Forbes

latino-healthMexico is a country with a population of over one hundred and twenty million people. The challenges that this nation faces to grow and develop are enormous, especially in healthcare.  Obesity, diabetes, and heart disease loom large and represent significant public and private health concerns.

The country has one of the lower life expectancy indexes across the OECD, in part due to the limited resources available for health, which impacts all aspects of society. Yet, Mexico is moving to a modern, technologically based solution to this problem: digital health.

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Guadalajara’s bike-share scheme is transformed by artificial intelligence

02/07/2018 Intelligent Transport

pexels-photo-210095.jpegStage Intelligence, a provider of bike-share scheme management solutions, has been selected by BKT bicipública, a Central American bike-share operator, to deploy its BICO bike-share management platform.

BKT operates the bike-share scheme in Guadalajara and will use the artificial intelligence (AI) based platform to offer citizens an optimised rider experience with the aim to expand their scheme.

This is the first time AI will be used in a bike-share scheme in Mexico and BICO will enable BKT to rapidly and efficiently distribute cycles across the city and ensure that riders have bikes and docks available when and where they need them.

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Big New Mexico wind energy project faces public hearing

11/20/2017 The Seattle Times

A proposed eastern New Mexico wind energy project that will be the subject of a public hearing next week has a large group of backers but also faces a substantial number of opponents, including staff at the state’s utility regulation commission.

Hundreds of wind turbines would be erected near the town of Portales close to the Texas border under the proposal by Minnesota-based energy giant Xcel Energy, the Santa Fe New Mexican reported Sunday.

Xcel subsidiary Southwestern Public Service Co. has said the project would create hundreds of construction jobs and more than two dozen permanent ones when it is completed.

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Uber adds six cities to Mexico coverage, bringing total to 45

11/6/2017 Reuters

U.S. ride-hailing service Uber Technologies Inc said on Monday it was increasing its presence in Mexico to include six more cities in the country’s northwest, bringing its coverage to 45 cities overall.

From Monday, Uber was adding La Paz, capital of the state of Baja California Sur, as well as Guasave in Sinaloa state and the cities of Nogales, Guaymas, San Luis Colorado and Navojoa in the state of Sonora, the company said in a statement.

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Hunt for Life in Mexico Fuels Demand for Tech to See Past Rubble

10/3/2017 Bloomberg

At 6 a.m. on Thursday, Rafael Ortigosa stood atop the collapsed Alvaro Obregon office building in Mexico City and called a halt to his company’s search and rescue efforts.

It wasn’t the result Ortigosa, South America sales manager for Leader, a French maker of ultra-sensitive listening equipment and cameras, had hoped for. Although 28 people escaped the toppled seven-story building following a 7.1 magnitude quake on Sept. 19, by the time Ortigosa and his team arrived on the site more than a week later, no more survivors were being found. In all, 35 bodies were discovered at the site and at least eight more remained unaccounted for.

If he’d gotten there sooner, Ortigosa said, maybe a few more could have been saved. The first 72 hours after a natural disaster are crucial for bringing in rescue dogs and search equipment like the systems made by Leader, he said.

“That’s when you can still detect people alive,” he said. “After that, it is very difficult.”

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AT&T Launches First LTE-M Pilots in Mexico for Internet of Things

09/11/2017 Markets Insider

AT&T* is deploying LTE-M technology across our network in Mexico1. We completed LTE-M pilots in Tijuana and Puebla, Mexico in the third quarter.

We also completed the first LTE-M international data session between the U.S. and Mexico. We believe this was the world’s first international data session on LTE-M.

AT&T deployed a nationwide LTE-M network within our 4G LTE network in the U.S. earlier this year. We can now reaffirm plans for deployment across Mexico by the end of 2017. It will create the first North American footprint for technology that promises to connect more “things” than ever before.

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