Category: Mexico

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Amnesty International Denounces Pegasus Spyware

Amnesty International Denounces Pegasus Spyware

From Amnesty International Research has documented the use of NSO Group’s Pegasus spyware to target a wide swathe of civil society, including at least 24 human rights defenders, journalists and parliamentarians in Mexico; an Amnesty International employee; Saudi activists Omar Abdulaziz, Yahya Assiri, Ghanem Al-Masarir; award-winning Emirati human rights campaigner Ahmed Mansoor; and allegedly, murdered Saudi dissident Jamal Khashoggi. The complaint describes just...

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Mossad and the Rise of the VC-Spy Alliance

Mossad and the Rise of the VC-Spy Alliance

The growth of intelligence agencies in the 21st century has been powered by the development of new technologies, created by start-ups, which are powered by intelligence agencies. This unvirtuous circle of money and espionage is a new and daunting challenge for civil liberties and human rights groups. The U.S intelligence community has a venture capital...

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Mexican Cartels Use Israeli Spyware to Target Journalists, Investigators Say

Mexican Cartels Use Israeli Spyware to Target Journalists, Investigators Say

From Citizen Lab, and interdisciplinary investigators from the University of Toronto: On May 15th, 2017, journalist Javier Valdez was shot dead as he left the offices of Riodoce, the newspaper that he founded to investigate cartels and organized crime in Sinaloa, Mexico. His killers pulled him from his car, shot him a dozen times, and stole...

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Mexican Investigators Identify Nine Major Cartels, 80 Gangs

Mexican Investigators Identify Nine Major Cartels, 80 Gangs

In a report on drug trafficking networks, the Mexican investigators see nine dominant cartels with deep penetration into state and local government. Contralinea, a reliable investigative site, reports : According to the confidential document Criminal Organizations , prepared by the Criminal Investigation Agency of the Attorney General of the Republic (AIC-PGR), of which Contralínea has...

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Fifty Years After Tlatelolco Massacre, Impunity Reigns In Mexico

Fifty Years After Tlatelolco Massacre, Impunity Reigns In Mexico

Today is the 50th anniversary of one of the most notorious events in Mexican history: the massacre of scores of student demonstrators on the eve of the 1968 Olympics. Across the country, Mexican citizens are commemorating the event with marches and rallies, conferences, exhibitions, and performances. The massacre marked the first time a popular movement confronted Mexico’s...