News Round Up

by Rich Peterson

Deportes – Mexico faces the United States in a qualifying match in women’s Olympic soccer in Vancouver, Canada.  Mexico and the U.S. are tied atop the Group B standings, but after scoring a ridiculous 27 goals in two recent games, the U.S. holds the tie-breaker.  Mexico handed the U.S. women’s team it’s first ever loss in a World Cup qualifier 14 months ago, and hope to make the road to London 2012 a little more rough for the U.S. team.

Big Dig – An interesting article at Geo-Mexico about a huge tunneling project in Mexico city to alleviate drainage problems the city has struggled with since it was founded by the Aztecs.  The 62 km Túnel Emisor Oriente is to be largest drainage tunnel in the world, and is among the biggest engineering projects in Mexico’s history.

Gasoline Heist! – Agents of Mexico’s Attorney General’s Office found four stolen tanks containing more than 10,000 gallons of Pemex fuel in an industrial park in the city of Puebla, southeast of Mexico City. I hate paying for gas, too!

And for fun, some photos:

Miss Lousianne (the van) getting to know the locals.