From inside the US’s most secure prison, El Chapo is pointing fingers at what he says are the real powers in the drug trade

10/05/2022

Source: Business Insider

Five years after being extradited to the US, the Mexican drug lord Joaquín “El Chapo” Guzmán is pointing fingers at what he says are the real powers behind the drug trade on both sides of the border.

Through his attorney, Mariel Colón, one of the few people allowed to have regular contact with him, Guzmán said that for the drug war to stop, authorities would have to go after “politicians on both sides of the border.”

“For years, authorities have put away these alleged leaders, but it is not serving any purpose. But if you go after politicians that are allowing this to happen, it’s a different thing,” Colón told Insider. “That’s what he has expressed before. That’s what he thinks.”

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Matan a una madre que buscaba a su hija desaparecida

05/10/2022

Fuente: Chicago Tribune

Otra madre que buscaba a su hija desaparecida ha perdido la vida en México, en el cuarto asesinato de activistas voluntarios de búsqueda en el país desde el inicio de 2021.

Los activistas dijeron el martes que la víctima era Esmeralda Gallardo, que encabezaba los esfuerzos para encontrar a su hija desaparecida de 22 años. El grupo Voz de los Desaparecidos en Puebla señaló que Gallardo fue asesinada en la ciudad de Puebla, al este de la Ciudad de México.

La Fiscalía de Puebla confirmó el deceso y se comprometió a resolver el caso “lo antes posible”.

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Mexico: reporters and activists hacked with NSO spyware despite assurances

10/05/2022

Source: The Guardian

Journalists and human rights defenders in Mexico were hacked using spyware made by Israel’s NSO Group as recently as 2021, even after the country’s current government swore it was no longer going to use the hacking software, new research has found.

The alleged victims of the spyware include two journalists who report on issues related to official corruption and a prominent human rights defenders, according to digital rights researchers at R3D (Red en Defensa de los Derechos Digitales) and The Citizen Lab at the University of Toronto, which tracks such infections.

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Senado aprueba que militares sigan en las calles

05/10/2022

Fuente: The San Diego Tribune

El Senado de México aprobó el martes extender hasta 2028 la permanencia de los militares en las calles, en momentos en los que se han visto envueltos en polémica tras la extracción de un cúmulo de comunicaciones electrónicas del Ejército por parte de un grupo de hackers.

Tras un maratónico debate que se prolongó por más de ocho horas, el Senado, controlado por el partido gobernante, aprobó por 87 votos a favor y 40 en contra, una reforma constitucional respaldada por el presidente, Andrés Manuel López Obrador, que amplía de 5 a 9 años la participación de los militares en labores de seguridad pública.

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Mexico president says government does not spy, after Pegasus spyware allegations

10/04/2022

Source: Reuters

Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador said on Tuesday his administration does not spy on journalists or opponents, when asked about allegations of the use of Pegasus spyware during his government.

A report on Sunday found that phones belonging to two journalists and a human rights defender were infected with Pegasus, which belongs to Israeli spyware firm NSO Group, between 2019 and 2021.

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En pleno 2 de octubre, PAN presentó a sus presidenciables rumbo a las elecciones de 2024

03/10/2022

Fuente: infobae

Este domingo 2 de octubre se conmemoró el 54 aniversario de la masacre de estudiantes en la Plaza de las Tres Culturas en Tlatelolco, Ciudad de México, motivo por el cual miles de estudiantes y agraviados se dieron cita en la capital nacional para remembrar este triste capítulo de la vida en México; sin embargo, el PAN decidió que sería la fecha ideal para llevar a cabo el foro “Cambiemos México, ¡Sí Hay de Otra!”.

Al evento político autodenominado “ciudadano” arribaron los rostros más visibles del panismo contemporáneo: Maru Campos, gobernadora de Chihuahua; Mauricio Vila, de Yucatán; Santiago Creel, presidente de la Mesa Directiva de la Cámara de Diputados; Juan Carlos Romero Hicks, diputado de la LXV Legislatura; Marko Cortés, presidente del PAN; y, de manera virtual, Mauricio Kuri, gobernador de Querétaro.

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U.S. judge dismisses Mexico’s $10 billion lawsuit against gun makers, Mexico to appeal

10/03/2022

Sources: Reuters

A U.S. judge on Friday dismissed Mexico’s $10 billion lawsuit seeking to hold U.S. gun manufacturers responsible for facilitating the trafficking of a deadly flood of weapons across the U.S.-Mexico border to drug cartels.

The decision by Chief Judge F. Dennis Saylor in federal court in Boston is a victory for Smith & Wesson Brands Inc (SWBI.O), Sturm, Ruger & Co (RGR.N) and others accused of undermining Mexico’s strict gun laws by designing, marketing and selling military-style assault weapons that cartels could use.

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On the other side of the continent, another hurricane looms, with Mexico in its sights

10/03/2022

Source: NBC News

The U.S. Embassy and consulates in Mexico warned Americans on the country’s Pacific coast to be prepared as a major hurricane was forecast to make landfall Monday.

With all eyes on the death and destruction wrought last week by Hurricane Ian, which was blamed Sunday for 83 deaths in Florida and four in North Carolina, Hurricane Orlene seemed to sneak up on Mexico and then rapidly roar with destructive winds.

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Tiroteo en mall en oeste de México deja 1 muerto y 4 heridos

03/10/2022

Fuente: The San Diego Tribune

Un tiroteo entre soldados y un grupo de hombres armados en un exclusivo centro comercial conmocionó a la población de Guadalajara, importante ciudad del oeste de México.

Joaquín Méndez, fiscal del estado de Jalisco —donde se ubica Guadalajara— informó a medios locales que cuatro personas resultaron heridas en el tiroteo del domingo por la noche. Aparentemente, eran empleados o clientes del centro comercial. Otro hombre fue hallado muerto en un automóvil cerca del mall y se cree que era un guardaespaldas.

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Mexico Targets Pemex Oil Trader for $1 Million Storage Payment

09/30/2022

Source: Bloomberg

Mexican authorities say an oil trader at state-owned Petroleos Mexicanos acted improperly when he struck a deal in 2017 to store crude at sea after Hurricane Harvey.

Emilio Sampayo, who recently resigned as deputy director of crude trading at Pemex’s trading arm PMI is being targeted for authorizing payments totaling $1.14 million to keep a million barrels of oil floating in a tanker for 38 days until a buyer could take delivery, according to people familiar with the matter. Pemex auditors flagged the transaction to the federal comptroller, which ruled that Sampayo acted improperly by paying storage fees not typically shouldered by PMI, said the people, who asked not to be named because the information isn’t public.

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