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Mexico's opposition party proposes sweeping energy reform

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Mexico's opposition conservative party proposed sweeping energy reform on Wednesday to change the constitution to allow more private investment and promote competition, while the ruling party is expected to present its own plans for an overhaul next week. Full story

Halliburton to plead guilty in Gulf oil spill

A federal judge has scheduled a hearing on Sept. 19 for Halliburton Energy Services to plead guilty to destroying evidence after BP's 2010 oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. Full story

Mexican governmet likely to present energy reform bill next week: lawmaker

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Mexico's government is likely to present a far-reaching energy reform bill to Congress next week, a senior ruling party lawmaker said on Wednesday, a key plank of President Enrique Pena Nieto's bid to boost economic growth. Full story

Mexico keeps constant eye on Popocatepetl volcano

In a clean, hushed room in the south of Mexico City, cameras, computer screens and scrawling needles track the symptoms of a special patient, as they have every second of every day for the past two decades. The monitors indicate that "Don Goyo" is breathing normally, even as he spews hot rock, steam Full story

Stocks shy higher ahead of Fed

   Joe Quinlan, U.S. Trust; and CNBC's Jeff Cox take a look at the markets before the closing bell. "Start nibbling at emerging markets like Mexico" says Quinlan.

BP raises oil spill charge as Q2 misses forecasts

   Daniel Dicker, MercBloc president, weighs in on whether the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico will likely impact the oil giant's future profits.

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  Halliburton to plead guilty to destroying evidence

Halliburton pleads guilty to destroying evidence in the massive oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. They will pay a $200,000 fine, the maximum statutory fine possible. CNBC's Jackie DeAngelis reports.

  Coast Guard seizes 35 million in cocaine bust

In South Florida this weekend, the US Coast Guard offloaded millions of dollars worth of cocaine seized in the Caribbean. Officials there say they are seeing a new trend these days:  Some of the smuggling boats that used to aim for Mexico are now changing course and are headed on different routes in

  Can I Afford It? Sharon

Sharon, age 58 wants to know if she can afford to spend $3,000 on a language immersion school in Mexico.

  Drones fall in Florida, raise hackles in Colorado

Rachel Maddow reports on a Florida military base that has seen two fighter jet drones crash in the past week, and a Colorado town that wasn't to offer a bounty for drones shot out of the sky.

  Mexican drug lord captured near US border

The leader of Mexico’s most-feared drug cartel, the Zetas, is now in custody. Miguel Angel Trevino Morales was captured by Mexican marines. NBC’s Brian Williams reports.

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Bronze medal Mexico's Paredes kisses the head of winner Colombia's Duque at the end of the men's 27m high diving final  during the World Swimming Championships in Barcelona
Bronze medal Mexico's Paredes kisses the head of winner Colombia's Duque at the end of the men's 27m high diving final during the World Swimming Championships in Barcelona

Bronze medal Mexico's Jonathan Paredes kisses the head of winner Colombia's Orlando Duque at the end of the men's 27m high diving final during the World Swimming Championships at Moll de la Fusta in Barcelona July 31, 2013. REUTERS/Gustau Nacarino (SPAIN - Tags: SPORT DIVING)

Winner Colombia's Duque is congratulated by bronze medal Mexico's Paredes at the end of the men's 27m high diving final  during the World Swimming Championships in Barcelona
Winner Colombia's Duque is congratulated by bronze medal Mexico's Paredes at the end of the men's 27m high diving final during the World Swimming Championships in Barcelona

Winner Colombia's Orlando Duque is congratulated by bronze medal Mexico's Jonathan Paredes at the end of the men's 27m high diving final during the World Swimming Championships at Moll de la Fusta in Barcelona July 31, 2013. REUTERS/Gustau Nacarino (SPAIN - Tags: SPORT DIVING)

Colombia's Duque is hugged by bronze medal Mexico's Paredes at the end of the men's 27m high diving final  during the World Swimming Championships in Barcelona
Colombia's Duque is hugged by bronze medal Mexico's Paredes at the end of the men's 27m high diving final during the World Swimming Championships in Barcelona

Colombia's Orlando Duque is hugged by bronze medal Mexico's Jonathan Paredes at the end of the men's 27m high diving final during the World Swimming Championships at Moll de la Fusta in Barcelona July 31, 2013. REUTERS/Gustau Nacarino (SPAIN - Tags: SPORT DIVING)

Mexico's Paredes poses with his bronze medal at the men's 27m high diving victory ceremony during the World Swimming Championships in Barcelona
Mexico's Paredes poses with his bronze medal at the men's 27m high diving victory ceremony during the World Swimming Championships in Barcelona

Mexico's Jonathan Paredes poses with his bronze medal at the men's 27m high diving victory ceremony during the World Swimming Championships at Moll de la Fusta in Barcelona July 31, 2013. REUTERS/Gustau Nacarino (SPAIN - Tags: SPORT SWIMMING)