Pew Research Center – Three years after being elected president, Mexico’s Enrique Peña Nieto is increasingly unpopular. Following a year plagued by scandal and controversy, his ratings have fallen, and Mexicans have grown disappointed with key elements of his ambitious agenda. A new Pew Research Center survey of Mexico finds 44 percent of the public expressing a favorable view of Peña Nieto, down from 51 percent in 2014.
Breitbart – Mexican authorities are looking into allegations that a daycare worker threw a two-year-old boy in her care into a container filled with boiling water that caused massive burning to the child.
One India – A horrific video has emerged in which a stepfather is seen repeatedly throwing a toddler in a hotel swimming pool till her death in Morelia.
IANS/EFE – Nine people died in drug-related shootouts in Sinaloa on Wednesday. Six men were killed in Las Yacas, and three others were gunned down in Cacalotan in shootouts between rival drug cartels fighting for control of Sinaloa’s southern mountain region.
Reuters – America Movil is facing a Mexico regulatory probe into whether its fixed-line unit Telmex violated the terms of its concession, and whether it broke the law, dealing a blow to its television ambitions at home.
Sentido Comun – Mexican footwear exports grew 6 percent during the first half of the year compared to the same period last year. Mexico sold abroad 13.2 million pairs of shoes, worth more than $258.3 million.
El Economista – Federal deputy Augustine Basave Benitez, who was an adviser to assassinated PRI presidential candidate Luis Donaldo Colosio, joined the Party of the Democratic Revolution (PRD) and said that he intends to lead it to national power.
Televisa – Five Mexican Army soldiers were injured when the helicopter they were traveling in crashed near the town of San Francisco Zacacalco, in the municipality of Hueyepoxtla in the State of Mexico.
By Courtney Fingar / Financial Times
Mexico and Brazil dominate foreign direct investment flows into Latin America, but their FDI prospects could be heading in opposite directions. While Mexico is making hay with China’s declining cost competitiveness in manufacturing, Brazil is slipping behind.
In 2014, Mexico attracted 366 greenfield investment projects totaling an estimated $33 billion and Brazil 322 projects at $18 billion, according to fDi Markets, an FT data service.
Together they mopped up nearly 60 per cent of capital expenditure on new projects or expansions of existing facilities in Latin America and the Caribbean last year.
It is in manufacturing where a potential divide is opening up between the two countries.
Both Mexico and Brazil do far better at attracting IT investment than is often assumed, but while the shift to a services and hi-tech economy is the espoused goal of nearly every developing country — and a worthy goal on the face of it — it is extremely difficult for large countries to develop rapidly without succeeding as a manufacturing destination.
ESPN fc – Mexico interim coach Ricardo “Tuca” Ferretti will not be in charge of El Tri longer than four games due to his commitments with Mexican League club side Tigres, stated the Brazil-born 61-year-old.
Bloomberg – Mexico’s Ricardo Salinas, whose deals propelled him to a net worth of $10.2 billion at the close of last year, is now watching his finances go into free fall. And that was before Monday’s global market turmoil.
WSJ – Months after acquiring two Mexican mobile-phone companies for around $4.4 billion, U.S. telecommunications giant AT&T Inc. is beginning to rebrand its services in the country, a process that should take through the end of next year, company officials said Monday.
AP – Located in Mexico City’s Plaza Garibaldi, the Salon Tenampa has attracted visitors for 90 years from across Mexico and from around the world. To mark this year’s anniversary in November, the restaurant has opened a small bar that overlooks the plaza, a traditional gathering spot for mariachi bands where musicians sometimes play cards or check their cellphones as they wait for potential customers.
Business Wire – Earth Ocean Farms, a leader in marine finfish aquaculture in Mexico, has been awarded a commercial ocean concession of 343 hectares in Baja California Sur as a part of Mexico’s policy of producing sustainably farmed fish.
Brookings -The recent announcement that academic and former pollster Miguel Basáñez has been nominated as Mexico’s new ambassador to Washington provides us with a good excuse to revisit recent debates in Mexico regarding the bilateral relationship.
KTVA – The Consulate of Mexico in Anchorage will be closing in November. The consulate blames lack of participation and economic reasons for the closure.
Televisa – In Coyuca de Benitez, Guerrero, President Enrique Peña Nieto started the 2015-2016 school year, calling on teachers, students and parents throughout Mexico to support educational reform.
Azteca – The Navy rescued 12 Cubans, including a woman, in a boat drifting without power almost 80 kilometers north of Cabo Catoche, Quintana Roo.
El Economista – Mexican crude oil fell 6.98 percent on Monday to $33.71 a barrel, its lowest level since Feb. 18, 2009. The decline on Monday was the eighth round of losses.
Televisa – In a raid across the country, Profeco inspected 527 gas stations and imposed sanctions on 48 percent of establishments. The areas with stations with most irregularities were in Mexico state, the Districto Federal and Nuevo Leon.