Mexican AG's office: Mayor, wife behind attacks on students

EFE | Mexico City

The mayor of the southern Mexican city of Iguala and his wife were behind the Sept. 26 attacks on trainee teachers that left six people dead and 43 students missing, the federal Attorney General's Office said Wednesday.

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COSTA RICA PORTS/STRIKE

Costa Rica union begins open-ended strike, closes ports

EFE | San Jose
The union encompassing Caribbean port workers in Costa Rica on Wednesday launched an open-ended strike at two state-run ports, the pair of which move 85 percent of the country's international trade, to protest the construction of a private maritime terminal.
MEXICO MUSICIAN

Member of Mexican music group Banda El Recodo found dead

EFE | Culiacan, Mexico
Musician Aldo Sarabia, a member of the traditional Mexican brass group Banda El Recodo who went missing on Oct. 13, has been found dead, authorities said Wednesday.
SPAIN PHOTOGRAPHY ENVIRONMENT

Brazilian photographer reveals the untouched world

EFE | Barcelona
The Spanish city of Barcelona will start on Wednesday hosting an exhibition of photographs by Sebastiao Salgado, in which he reveals his vision for the world through his camera. He also shows his newest project, "Genesis," in which he shows the "most pristine" world and visually honors a fragile planet which he believes that "we should, together, have the duty to preserve."
APEC FINANCE

APEC finance ministers warn of global economic weakness

EFE | Beijing
Finance ministers of the Asia-Pacific countries have warned of a global economic slowdown and indicated that the region is the engine that propels the world economy and must lead its recovery.
SOCCER POPE

Francis receives Bayern Munich after its crushing victory over Roma

EFE | Vatican City
Pope Francis Wednesday received German soccer team Bayern Munich in a private audience at the Vatican, in which he was given a signed jersey and a pledge for a one million euro ($1.2 million) donation for charitable causes.
JAPAN COMPANIES

Sony to phase out sale of mid and low-range smartphones in LatAm

EFE | Tokyo
Sony plans to stop selling low and mid-range mobile phones in Latin America and China under its new business plan, the Japanese daily Yomiuri reported Wednesday.
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