03 Jan 2023

Dozens escape Mexican jail in deadly attack

Dozens of inmates reportedly escaped from a prison located in northern Mexico after suspected cartel members launched an assault on the facility. The gunmen reportedly opened fire outside of the Chihuahua state prison in armored vehicles, targeting guards. Ten individuals were killed, including four prisoners. According to police reports, 24

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19 Sep 2022

Retired Mexican general arrested over Ayotzinapa students who vanished in 2014

Retired army general José Rodríquez Pérez was arrested by Mexico in relation to the disappearance of 43 students in the city of Iquala eight years ago. The news was announced by the Deputy secretary of security on Thursday, however he did not specify any of the allegations against Rodríguez.  A

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18 May 2022

Over 100,000 people officially missing or disappeared in Mexico

More than 100,000 people have been registered as missing or disappeared in Mexico according to data from the Interior Ministry’s National Registry of Missing People.  The registry dates back to 1964 and continues through to this day. Since 1964, 100,023 people have been registered missing, 24,700 women and over 74,700

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29 Mar 2022

Mexico’s 43 missing students: Experts slam ‘falsified’ inquiry

A group of experts have accused the Mexican government of falsifying its investigations into the disappearance of 43 students in 2014. There has been video footage released of the military planting evidence at the scene where authorities said the students were killed. The international experts said the Mexican government withheld

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02 Dec 2021

Global IT Supply Chain Disruptions Should Bolster Innovation and Cybersecurity with North American Allies

Global IT supply chain disruptions (ransomware, semiconductor shortages) necessitate business leaders and policymakers to take a fresh look at the Information Communications Technology (ICT) and Cybersecurity Strategy for North America. What are the ICT innovation and investment climates in Mexico and Canada?  Is ICT investment part of the solution for the creation of regional economic development initiatives in Central America? ICT and Cybersecurity “trade” agreements need to take center stage in all multilateral policy interactions in the hemisphere in the next few years. Ryan Berg from the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) has released a timely report on these issues.

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30 Sep 2021

Mexican Government Seeks Arrest of Top Scientists in Funding Dispute

Mexican prosecutors are seeking the conviction of 31 renowned Mexican scientists who are facing allegations of organized crime and money laundering, marking the latest development in a dispute between the leftist government and the country’s leading academics and universities. The judge has rejected similar petitions twice, claiming that there has

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20 Aug 2021

Drug Enforcement Feds Want Augmented Reality to Monitor U.S./Mexico Border

As augmented reality becomes more and more popular, the Drug Enforcement Administration is looking into its usage and applications at the US/Mexico border. Augmented reality superimposes computer-generated information over views of the real world. The DEA’s Aviation Division is seeking an AR mapping system to equip in government aircraft. This

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25 May 2021

Dozens of Mexican Candidates Have Been Killed in a Bloody Election Season

Abel Murrieta, candidate for mayor in the Mexican city of Ciudad Obregón, was handing out fliers to a crowd on May 13 when he was approached by two men and shot 10 times in the face, neck, and chest, killing him. The 58-year-old lawyer and former prosecutor is the latest

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04 May 2021

Mexico City metro overpass collapse kills 23

In Mexico City, a metro overpass collapse has killed at least 23 people, including children. The collapse occurred as a train was traveling over it, causing the train to fall through the gap. This marks the deadliest incident in decades in the city’s metro system, which represents one of the

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03 Feb 2021

Mexico Arrests 12 Police Officers Over Migrant Massacre

Mexico has arrested twelve state police officers from the northern border state Tamaulipas for their connection to a recent migrant massacre in which 19 Guatemalan migrants headed for the US were killed. The incident occurred last month and was discovered when the charred remains of 19 humans were found in

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