Weekly Summary

Vacationing goes with games, as prolific gaming dealmaker LVFH of Canada showed this week, signing yet another agreement to licence its gaming software in Mexico – this time to its partnership with Spanish Codere and Mexican Azteca. Meanwhile, the big two sectors of the Mexican reform program – hydrocarbons and power – saw Alsthom agree to build a new power island for Iberdrola’s combined cycle gas turbine plant at Nuevo Leon and saw PEMEX agree a natural gas trading joint venture with Mercuria and JP Morgan. With the energy sector reforms has come an emphasis on energy efficiency and climate change measures, and the government this week signed agreements both with Japan and California. Equity investors in Mexico got a boost from S&P Dow Jones’ launch of their S&P MILA Pacific Alliance Indices.

After Hours got into the US-Mexico immigration debate this week after hearing about Mary Mazzio’s documentary Underwater Dreams which shows how a team of undocumented immigrant teens beat engineers from MIT to designing an underwater robot. Hot Tamales took a look at Mexican Truffles – Huitlacoche, for those of us in the know – and decided to give them a try.

Hasta la próxima!


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