22 May 2018

Gang gunmen wound Mexican official, 7 others in Guadalajara

“Authorities in Mexico’s second biggest city say gunmen for an organized crime gang tried to kill a state official, wounding him, three police officers and four civilians.” Source: Gang gunmen wound Mexican official, 7 others in Guadalajara – NY Daily News

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22 May 2018

High-Level Federal Police Officer Murdered in Mexican Gulf State

“A high-level Federal Police officer was found murdered over the weekend in the Mexican Gulf state of Veracruz, officials said. Andres Izquierdo Velazquez, who served as inspector general in the Federal Police’s legal affairs department in the western state of Jalisco, was apparently tortured and then killed execution-style.” Source: Latin

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22 May 2018

IACHR Charges Serious Human Rights Violations, 76 Deaths in Nicaragua

“The Inter-American Commission on Human Rights charged on Monday that the material it obtained during its recent fieldwork in Nicaragua shows evidence of ‘grave violations of human rights’ and 76 deaths during the past month of protests.” Source: Latin American Herald Tribune – IACHR Charges Serious Human Rights Violations, 76

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22 May 2018

A military coup in Venezuela could lead to a Russia or China-backed anti-American dictatorship

“Trump administration officials have made thinly veiled calls for a military coup that would topple the Venezuelan dictatorship and pave the way for democracy.” Source: A military coup in Venezuela could lead to a Russia or China-backed anti-American dictatorship | Miami Herald

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22 May 2018

Imagining a Cyber Surprise: How Might China Use Stolen OPM Records to Target Trust?

“My imagined Chinese cyber attack used the sensitive and detailed OPM records not to disrupt or degrade American military or intelligence systems, but rather to spread fear, mistrust, and discord among the men and women in uniform who operate those systems. During such a strike, hackers would lock out medical

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22 May 2018

Several killed amid surge in violence in Ukraine

“Eastern Ukraine has experienced what’s seen as its worst surge in violence so far this year. Both Kyiv and separatist factions blamed each other for killing civilians and soldiers.” Source: Several killed amid surge in violence in Ukraine | News | DW | 21.05.2018

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22 May 2018

Russia prepares for World Cup drone attacks

“Russia will reportedly deploy jamming devices used in Syria and the war in Ukraine to defend World Cup stadiums against a drone attack.” Source: Russia prepares for World Cup drone attacks | Sport24

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22 May 2018

Macedonia Gives Up Paper Money

“Macedonia began the gradual withdrawal of paper money from circulation. First, the country will withdraw the denominations of 10 and 50 denars, which are the most used in payments in the country, the Macedonian central bank said. Thus, Macedonia will become one of the few countries in the world with a

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22 May 2018

Arrests as protest greets fourth year of Thai junta rule

“Thai police detained leaders of an anti-junta protest on Tuesday (May 22) who had tried to mark the fourth anniversary of a coup by marching to Government House, one of the largest acts of dissent since the army grabbed power.” Source: Arrests as protest greets fourth year of Thai junta rule

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22 May 2018

Report Alleges Massacres Committed by Rohingya Militants Against Civilians

“A Rohingya Muslim militant organization slaughtered dozens of Hindus in Myanmar last year amid violence  that included the military’s bloody campaign that forced some 700,000 Rohingya to flee the country, a report released Tuesday by Amnesty International said.” Source: Report Alleges Massacres Committed by Rohingya Militants Against Civilians – WSJ

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