Quirky and Economic News that Caught my Eye

Some quirky news from Mexico (and a business spotlight).

Art Into Space

First, a Mexico is going to launch a nanosatillite into space to share Mexican culture. It will have one job: broadcasting music by 11 composers. It's name is Ulises (as in Ulysses, from the Iliad) and it will launch from the Kingdom of Tonga. It's the brainchild of an organization called CEM, that includes artists dedicated to taking art into space.

Mexico's Downhill Olympic Team: One Man in a Mariachi Suit

Mexico's downhill Olympic team consists of a German prince wearing a mariachi outfit, and his nicname is "The Royal Disaster" because of his poor results. But, hey, you have to start somewhere, right?

Infrastructure Spending by the #2 Lat. Am. Economy

Mexico is Latin America's #2 economy, and plans to spend more than $300 billion in public and private funds on infrastructure in Mexico between 2013 and 2018, around a third of it in telecoms and transport. Mexico is talking with China about creating a big infrastructure fund. Two new TV networks, two satellites, new cargo rail lines and rail improvements are some of the project areas.