MEXICO CITY/ WASHINGTON, Aug 26- The United States is set to slap import duties as high as 17 percent on Mexican sugar in a victory for the powerful U.S. sugar industry but a blow to U.S. candy and soft drink makers who face paying more for the sweetener.
MEXICO CITY/ WASHINGTON, Aug 26- The United States is set to slap import duties on Mexican sugar in a move that could push up candy and soft drink prices for U.S. consumers and incite retaliation from Mexico, which is keen to agree a deal to avoid the new levies.
WASHINGTON, Aug 26- The United States is set to slap import duties of up to 17.01 percent on the price of Mexican sugar after a preliminary decision on Tuesday, a source close to the case said.
COMMERCE DEPT SETS PRELIMINARY ANTI-SUBSIDY DUTIES ON MEXICAN SUGAR FROM TALA AT 2.99 PCT- SOURCE CLOSE TO CASE.
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico— Hurricane Cristobal hurled heavy rains across Atlantic and Caribbean islands on Tuesday as it headed toward Bermuda, and officials said the storm already had caused at least five deaths. The storm had maximum sustained winds of 75 mph, but it was expected to strengthen slightly by Thursday after passing northwest of Bermuda.
GUATEMALA CITY— The Guatemalan government has declared a state of emergency in 16 of the country's 22 provinces because of a drought that has caused major agricultural losses in Central America. Agriculture Minister Elmer Lopez said Monday that as of last week more than 236,000 families had been affected mainly in western and central Guatemala.
The Monterrey- based company will also dramatically ramp up its electricity generation over the next five years in the wake of a major energy sector overhaul, Raul Millares, Alfa's energy director, said in an interview. "Alfa sees very favorably our ability to develop business here in Mexico in the areas of oil and gas," Millares said.
MEXICO CITY— Mexico launched a special 5,000- strong police force Friday to combat industrial, farm and business crime that has extended throughout the country's economy, strangling commerce in some regions. In some cases, like the western state of Michoacan, the cartels and gangs cut down trade so much that "even the barbershops weren't serving customers.
Raised in California from the age of 5, he was deported to Mexico in 2011 and found himself in a land he barely knew. But the 34- year-old Tijuana native feels right at home as soon as gets to work at Call Center Services International, where workers are greeted in English.
The agricultural losses are largely in corn and beans, basic staples of the region's diet, the United Nations' World Food Program and the Food and Agriculture Organization said in a joint statement.
Environmental authorities have ordered a full inspection of Grupo Mexico's Buenavista copper mine near the U.S. border and threatened possible fines of up to $3 million.
MEXICO CITY, Aug 20- Mexico's Congress on Wednesday urged the government to cancel Grupo Mexico's concession to operate one of the world's biggest copper mines after a toxic spill there earlier this month.
HELENA, Mont.— The trustee representing Yellowstone Club creditors offered a reward Wednesday to anyone who can help uncover property or bank accounts the luxury resort's co-founder might have hidden from bankruptcy proceedings.
MEXICO CITY— Mexico's top environmental official said Tuesday that a mining company lied about a spill of millions of gallons of acids and heavy metals that contaminated two rivers and a dam downstream. "At the start, they told us it was excessive rain" that caused the containment pond to overflow, Guerra Abud said.
MEXICO CITY— Mexico says it expects to put out for bid $4.9 billion in electrical generation and natural gas pipeline projects as part of the opening of the nation's state-run energy sector. Mexico has high electricity rates, which officials say limits the growth of some businesses.
MEXICO CITY— Environmental authorities filed a criminal complaint Monday against a copper mine that spilled 10 million gallons of acids into two rivers that supply water to tens of thousands of people in northern Mexico.
Chief Executive Emilio Lozoya said in an interview late on Thursday that Pemex was very likely to start importing light crude from the United States in the next few months, to generate more value from the Mexico's six domestic refineries.
MEXICO CITY— Mexican environmental authorities have levied a $555,000 fine against a project to build a massive trade center south of Cancun to showcase Chinese products. It was unclear whether work on the project just south of Cancun could be closed, because the case is still before the courts.
MEXICO CITY, Aug 14- Mexican state-owned oil company Pemex expects to lift output to 2.8 million barrels a day by 2018 and is likely to start importing light crude from the United States in the next few months to refine, Chief Executive Officer Emilio Lozoya said on Thursday.
MEXICO CITY, Aug 13- Mexico's energy ministry announced on Wednesday that the country expects to attract $50.5 billion in new private and foreign investment by 2018 as part of a historic oil sector opening next year that will begin with a first round of contracts.