Giovani Dos Santos wants to secure spot on team

MLS Soccer -Giovani Dos Santos believes he’s got something to prove to Mexico national team interim head coach Ricardo Ferretti, and figures his best chance to do so will come in the LA Galaxy’s vital Western Conference showdowns Sunday against FC Dallas and the following weekend at Seattle.

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Parents of 43 missing students reject President’s response to demands

A child stands underneath a banner showing the photographs of the 43 missing students of the Ayotzinapa teachers' training college. (Jorge Dan Lopez/Reuters)
A child stands underneath a banner showing the photographs of the 43 missing students of the Ayotzinapa teachers’ training college. (Jorge Dan Lopez/Reuters)

By Lizbeth Diaz / Reuters

Parents of 43 Mexican students kidnapped and apparently massacred a year ago demanded a new probe into their fate on Thursday, accusing President Enrique Pena Nieto of ignoring their demands to solve a crime that has battered Mexico’s image.

The families asked the government to launch a new internationally supervised investigation and to review Mexico’s own investigators, after international experts cast doubt on Mexico’s official account of the incident.

In a meeting with families, Pena Nieto offered to set up a new unit in the attorney general’s office to search for disappeared persons.

But he stopped short of authorizing a new international probe or promising to review former-Attorney General Jesus Murillo and other officials’ involvement in the investigation for possible obstruction of justice, as the families had sought.

“I feel very hopeless because the government did not give us a response,” said Cristina Bautista, mother of one of the disappeared students. “From the experts we have gotten a lot, from Pena Nieto, nothing,” she said.

http://www.reuters.com/article/2015/09/25/us-mexico-crime-idUSKCN0RP07J20150925

Mexico is Latin America’s success story as Brazil stumbles

Mexico City's main square, the Zocalo, and the Metropolitan Cathedral on the left.
Mexico City’s main square, the Zocalo, and the Metropolitan Cathedral on the left.

CNN Money

Latin America’s power rankings are shifting this year and Mexico is emerging as a winner.

The Mexican economy isn’t surging, but it’s surviving — and that’s a success in a year of tough economic times for the region.

Low commodity prices, plunging currencies and a stock market sell off across emerging markets have hit Latin America particularly hard this year.

But Mexico’s economy is growing, unemployment is falling and its debt was upgraded earlier this year.

That’s exactly the opposite situation in Brazil, which had been the region’s biggest success story until recently. Brazil’s economic size, performance and potential surpassed all others in the region. But now its economy is in recession, its debt has been downgraded to junk status and the future outlook appears dim.

“Every problem and every headwind that you think of with Brazil, the reverse is happening in Mexico,” says Neil Shearing, chief emerging market economist at Capital Economics.

http://money.cnn.com/2015/09/23/investing/mexico-brazil-latin-america-economies/