Beatriz becomes hurricane in Pacific off Mexico

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Posted: Jun 22, 2011 11:29 AM
Beatriz becomes hurricane in Pacific off Mexico

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Tropical Storm Beatriz strengthened into a hurricane off Mexico's Pacific coast on Monday, the U.S. National Hurricane Center said.

Mexico has no oil installations in the Pacific but its coast is dotted with beach resorts popular with U.S. tourists.

(Reporting by Mica Rosenberg; Editing by Eric Walsh)