Trump and Clinton clash over border security and U.S.-Mexico relations

10/19/16 Los Angeles Times 

Clinton&Trump.jpgHillary Clinton and Donald Trump sparred in Wednesday’s debate over Trump’s plan to build a wall between the U.S. and Mexico.

Trump accused Clinton of favoring “open borders” and not having a plan to stop migrants and drug smugglers from illegally crossing into the country, while at the same time accusing her of voting for building a border wall when she was a senator.

Clinton countered by pointing out that when Trump met in private with Mexico’s president in August, he didn’t bring up his plan to build a wall and make Mexico pay for it.

“Trump went to Mexico and didn’t raise it,” Clinton said. “He choked.”

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Mexico: Judge whose court handled cartel cases killed

10/18/16 Al Jazeera

crime and drugsA federal judge whose court handled some cases related to drug cartels has been killed near Mexico City.

Vicente Antonio Bermudez Zacarias was murdered in Metepec, a town in the state of Mexico, the Supreme Court said in a statement on Monday.

President Enrique Pena Nieto condemned the murder and ordered the attorney general’s office to take over the investigation.

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Mexico considers new gun laws to arm its citizens against violent crime

10/11/16 Fusion
Guns by Flickr user barjackMEXICO CITY— Mexico doesn’t have much of a gun culture but the country could be on the verge of a heated debate on the right to bear arms.

A Senator from Mexico’s conservative National Action Party (PAN) is backing a bill that would reform the Constitution to allow firearm possession inside private businesses and vehicles. The proposal also seeks to allow bus drivers, cabbies, truckers and other transportation operators to carry firearms to protect themselves, their merchandise and their passengers.

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New Government Data Shows Mexican Citizens Feel Unsafe

10/10/16 InSight Crime

mexican security.jpgThe Mexican government’s most recent annual survey of crime victimization rates and perceptions of security shows little improvement — and some backsliding — on several key indicators of public safety.

Mexico’s National Statistics and Geography Institute (Instituto Nacional de Estadística y Geografía – INEGI) released its annual National Survey on Victimization and Perception of Public Security (Encuesta Nacional de Victimización y Percepción Sobre Seguridad Pública – ENVIPE) on September 27 (pdf).

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Mexico’s Telmex to offer Sixgill cybersecurity platform

09/07/2016 Telecom Paper

emprenderIsraeli cyber intelligence provider Sixgill has signed a strategic partnership agreement with Mexican information security company Scitum (Telmex). As part of the deal, Scitum will offer Sixgill’s portfolio as an “on-premise” solution, as well as under a SaaS model. It will be added to Scitum’s portfolio of services related to security and managed services that include the design, implementation and management of infrastructures of security of information and consulting.

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Mexico’s Police Commissioner, Enrique Galindo, Is Fired

08/29/2016 The New York Times

Mexican Flag XXLMEXICO CITY — President Enrique Peña Nieto of Mexico fired the commissioner of the country’s federal police force on Monday in response to a recent report that the police had summarily killed at least 22 suspects in a raid last year on a drug gang hide-out.

The government has argued that the killings, at a remote farm in western Mexico, occurred during a fierce battle between federal police officers and heavily armed drug gang members, but the dismissal of the commissioner, Enrique Galindo, signaled that it would no longer defend that version of what happened.

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Mexico mayors demand more security after weekend murders

07/25/2016 BBC News

san juan chamulaMayors in Mexico have demanded they be given extra protection after two of their number were killed in separate incidents on Saturday.

The National Association of Mayors asked the federal government to offer added security to mayors “at risk”.

On Saturday, the mayor of the town of Pungabarato in southern Guerrero state was shot dead only hours after a mayor in southern Chiapas had been killed.

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