04 Dec 2018

Mexico’s New Leader Says He Will Use the Army to Fight Crime

“President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador used his first full day in office Sunday to double down on promises to deploy Mexico’s military for public security to address a key concern: stemming rampant violence and rising murders. Speaking before rows of generals at a sun-drenched military installation in one of Mexico

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03 Dec 2018

Pegasus Spyware Targets Investigative Journalists in Mexico

“Colleagues of slain Javier Valdez Cárdenas, known for investigating drug cartels, were targeted just days after his death. Of six messages analyzed (though more were received), several contained links shortened with bit.ly that ultimately pointed to known exploit URLs, while others included links directly containing previously–identified NSO Group exploit domains.

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16 Nov 2018

Trump administration greenlights $324M border wall in Arizona

“The Arizona border will have 32 miles of existing wall replaced starting next April. The $324 million project has been given the green light by federal immigration officials, U.S. Customs and Border Protection announced Thursday. The project will switch out an old barrier that runs from the Border Patrol’s Tucson

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06 Nov 2018

Here are the rules of engagement for troops deploying to the Mexican border

“Each domestic deployment of troops to any of the 50 states or U.S. territories are governed overall by Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Instruction 3121.01B, ‘Standing Rules of Engagement, Standing Rules for the Use of Force by U.S. Forces.’ However each mission is unique and the rules can

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02 Nov 2018

Mexico City Goes Days Without Water During Maintenance Shutdown

Mexico is cutting water to Mexico City’s 8 million residents for 3 days to allow repairs to a 200-mile-long system that loses up to 40% of the water it pumps to leaks. When it is turned back on, it could take up to days for it to reach some areas.

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15 Oct 2018

Drones swamp US-Mexico border but federal agents powerless to stop them

“The Department of Homeland Security and the FBI identified this week unmanned aerial systems, or drones, as one of the greatest national security threats to America — rating it as severe a concern as cybersecurity hacks, critical infrastructure attacks, and terrorism. While drones are often thought of as techie toys,

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01 Oct 2018

NAFTA deal now USMCA: US and Canada agree to replace trade pact

The leaders of Canada, Mexico, and the United States are touting the successes of the two recently-secured trade deals that will replace NAFTA and be known as the USMCA (United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement). The U.S. and Canada only just reached a deal late on Sunday, which will reportedly increase U.S. dairy

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25 Sep 2018

Venezuela’s Maduro accuses Chile, Colombia, Mexico of helping drone attack

Having arrested at least one in connection with the failed suicide drone attack against Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro, the Venezuelan government has accused the governments of Chile, Colombia and Mexico of supporting the attackers through their embassies, asserting what he claimed to be “convincing” evidence of Chilean, Colombian, and Mexican

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17 Aug 2018

US, Mexico plan to target drug cartels’ $29bn fortune

U.S. and Mexican law enforcement are increasing collaboration on efforts to target cartel finances, estimated to have around $29 billion in annual revenue. Cartels have been linked to around 150,000 murders since 2006.  Source: US, Mexico plan to target drug cartels’ $29bn fortune | USA News | Al Jazeera

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24 Jul 2018

Airlines report reduced demand for Mexico amid safety concerns for travelers

Airlines have witnessed a drop in demand for flights to Mexican beach resort destinations over recent months due to ongoing security concerns from vacationers. Delta Air Lines president said that weakness in Mexican markets have been offset by Central America and the Caribbean, which has recovered from last year’s hurricanes

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