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MEXICO CITY, Dec 4- Mexico's telecoms industry watchdog said on Wednesday it has informed the companies it will assess for tougher regulation, likely the first step in taking measures against phone giant America Movil and broadcaster Televisa.
MEXICO CITY, Dec 4- Mexican lawmakers will send a landmark energy bill to Senate committees on Thursday to pave the way for debate on a cornerstone of President Enrique Pena Nieto's economic reform drive, a top ruling party lawmaker said on Wednesday.
SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador-- El Salvador's president has asked the attorney general to investigate a $10 million donation that Taiwan made 10 years ago to the Salvadoran government during the administration of then-President Francisco Flores.
BROWNSVILLE, Texas-- U.S. prosecutors in Texas announced Monday that they've charged the former governor of the Mexican state of Tamaulipas for allegedly accepting bribes from a drug cartel and taking part in drug trafficking. Yarrington was governor of Tamaulipas, along the U.S. border, from 1999 to 2004 and served in Mexico's congress.
*EuroSTOXX 50 has strong support around 3,000- Commerzbank. *U.S. investors bet on Europe outperformance-RBC CM. Mexican precious metals miner Fresnillo and Africa- focused miner Randgold were also among the top fallers in Europe, off 3.7 and 3.9 percent respectively.
PUERTO AYACUCHO, Venezuela, Dec 3- From the air, the thick green canopy that covers the Venezuelan Amazon is pocked with ever more frequent small holes. Some locals accuse money-hungry members of Venezuela's military of also helping out.
The Reforma survey of 1,020 people showed that while 48 percent disapproved of Pena Nieto's job performance, up from 30 percent in April, just 44 percent approved.
Three Michoacan state detectives were wounded in an ambush earlier this week when they were traveling to investigate a mine taken over by criminals. When reinforcements arrived, those officers were also ambushed, part of a string of attacks on police in Michoacan on Wednesday and Thursday that left two officers dead and about a dozen wounded.
MADRID, Nov 27- The board of Spain's Repsol unanimously agreed on Wednesday to start formal talks with Argentina over a compensation offer for assets Buenos Aires seized last year that could end an 18- month standoff between the two countries.
The electoral authority said a partial count of votes gave National Party candidate Juan Hernandez some 34.3 percent support while Xiomara Castro, wife of deposed former leader Manuel Zelaya, had almost 28.7 percent. A Hernandez victory would deal a blow to Zelaya, who was ousted in a 2009 coup that plunged Honduras into a political crisis.
The electoral authority said a partial count of votes gave National Party candidate Juan Hernandez 34 percent support while Xiomara Castro, wife of deposed former leader Manuel Zelaya, had 28.5 percent. A Hernandez victory would deal a blow to Zelaya, who was ousted in a 2009 coup that plunged Honduras into a political crisis.
TEGUCIGALPA, Nov 24- The conservative ruling party candidate claimed victory in the presidential election in Honduras on Sunday after an early vote count put him ahead, but his leftist rival also said she was the winner, setting the stage for a potential conflict.
TEGUCIGALPA, Nov 24- Honduras faces a stark choice in Sunday's election between a tough militarized response to drug gang violence fueling the world's highest murder rate, and a swing to the left that could revive the political career of deposed leader Manuel Zelaya.
SAN DIEGO-- A U.S. magistrate judge issued a conditional ruling Thursday that would allow a Malaysian defense contractor accused in one of the biggest Navy bribery schemes in years to be released on $1 million bail. Francis, the CEO of Glenn Defense Marine Asia Ltd., is the central figure in a multimillion bribery case that has been rocking the Navy.
TEGUCIGALPA, Honduras-- Benjamin Alvarez Moncada pulled his cab to the front of the taxi stand behind Los Dolores church and half a block from the capital's main police station. "Don Mincho," as the 68- year-old was called, expected a passenger to emerge from the throngs headed home after work on Tuesday afternoon.
MEXICO CITY-- An official with Mexico's state-run oil company says a proposed energy reform could make it easier for Petroleos Mexicanos to create subsidiaries to exploit the country's vast shale oil and gas reserves.
BARCELONA, Nov 21- Spanish telecom group Telefonica on Thursday said it is open to mergers, acquisitions and deals to share networks in Mexico, where it lags far behind former monopoly and arch-rival America Movil.
MEXICO CITY, Nov 20- The chief executive of Mexico's state-run oil monopoly Pemex on Wednesday criticized the compensation paid to the chairman of Spain's Repsol as excessive, amid a tussle over the handling of a dispute involving Argentina.
VIENNA, Nov 14- America Movil does not plan a hostile takeover bid for Telekom Austria following its failed attempt to buy Dutch company KPN, its chief executive said. But CEO Daniel Hajj said America Movil had not acquired its stake a year ago in order to mount a takeover and saw itself as a stable partner of fellow large shareholder Austria.
MADRID, Nov 14- Mexican frozen food company Sigma Alimentos has launched a 695 million euro takeover bid for Spanish meat processor Campofrio at a price analysts said could tempt its leading shareholder to sell.