DETROIT (Feb. 1)—Crain Communications Inc. has made its first expansion into Latin America with the acquisition of three business publications in Mexico. Included in the acquisition by the parent company of Rubber & Plastics News are the weekly El Asesor de Mexico and the biweekly El Asesor de Monterrey, regional business publications covering the local business communities in Mexico City and Monterrey. The two tabloids will join the group of four successful regional business publications operated by Crain. The third acquisition is Internet Velocidad, a glossy bimonthly magazine that covers Mexico´s growing Internet industry. The three publications were formerly owned by Editorial Urbano. The Spanish language publications are the first Crain-owned products not in English.