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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15 Jan 2021

Mexican president mounts campaign against social media bans

On Thursday, Mexico’s president vowed to lead an international effort to combat social media companies that have blocked or suspended the accounts belonging to U.S. President Donal Trump. President Andrés Manuel López Obrador considered the move to block President Trump censorship, and moved to create a common front among international

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15 Jan 2021

Mexico Exonerates Ex-Defense Chief Who Was Freed by the U.S.

Mexican authorities stated they will not bring charges against a former military official who was arrested in the United States on drug-trafficking and corruption. The ex-defense chief was sent home after outrage from the Mexican government. General Salvador Cienfuegos Zepeda was accused of taking bribes to protect cartel leaders. The

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16 Dec 2020

Mexico Passes Law Curbing Operations of Foreign Security Agents

On Tuesday, Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador’s party pushed through new legislation that will restrict the role of foreign law enforcement officers in the country. The US has been a critic of the law, stating that it believes the measures will cripple bilateral efforts to combat powerful drug cartels

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18 Nov 2020

Former Mexican defense secretary accused of drug trafficking to be turned over to Mexico for investigation

Last month, former Mexican defense secretary Salvador Cienfuegos was arrested in the US for his alleged involvement with drug cartels. Cienfuegos will now be returned to Mexico for trial upon the country’s request. The transfer was announced by the two countries on Tuesday, and Mexican authorities promised to investigate Cienfuegos

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