Categorie
Cyber Security, Digital Transition, Technology Geopolitics & Worlds Global Topics In-Defense

Daily news – February 8, 2022

News from: Al Jazeera, Astana Times, Atlantic Council, Brookings, Bruegel, Chatham House, CSIS, Defense News, Defense One, East Asia Forum, Foundation for Defense of Democracies, Global Times, Human Rights Watch, Japan Institute of International Affairs, Nextgov, Reuters, RFE RL, RUSI, StartMagazine, The Jamestown Foundation, Vatican  AFGHANISTAN – USA Where are the detailed Pentagon reports like […]

Categorie
Cyber Security, Digital Transition, Technology Geopolitics & Worlds Global Topics In-Defense

Daily news – February 5, 2022

AFRICA African Union: Focus on Rights, Justice at Summit. Human Rights Watch: President Macky Sall of Senegal should ensure that civilian protection, human rights, and justice and accountability are the focus of the African Union’s agenda as he takes over leadership of the 55-country body, Human Rights Watch said today. The African Union (AU) summit is […]

Categorie
Cyber Security, Digital Transition, Technology Geopolitics & Worlds

Daily news – February 3, 2022 a.m.

AFRICA Artificial intelligence creeps on to the African Battlefield. Nathaniel Allen, Marian “Ify” Okpali, Brookings: Even as the world’s leading militaries race to adopt artificial intelligence in anticipation of future great power war, security forces in one of the world’s most conflict-prone regions are opting for a more measured approach. In Africa, AI is gradually making its […]

Categorie
Geopolitics & Worlds

Crime and anti-crime policies in Mexico in 2022: A bleak outlook (Vanda Felbab-Brown, Brookings)

It might seem that 2022 is starting off with important positive news about the crime and security situation in Mexico. The Mexican government announced that homicides declined by 3.6% from the previous year to 33,308, just below the 33,739 in 2018 when Andrés Manuel López Obrador became president. And in December, the new U.S.-Mexico Bicentennial Framework for Security, […]

Categorie
Geopolitics & Worlds

Second journalist shot dead in a week in Mexico’s Tijuana (Lizbeth Diaz, Reuters)

A Mexican journalist was shot dead in the northern border city of Tijuana on Sunday, the state government said, becoming the second killed in the area within a week. Second journalist shot dead in a week in Mexico’s Tijuana | Reuters

Categorie
Uncategorized

Mexico’s central bank to launch digital currency by 2024 (Al Jazeera)

Mexico’s central bank will have its digital currency by 2024, the Mexican government announced on social media, although the development was not confirmed by the monetary authority, known locally as Banxico. “Banxico reports that it will have its own digital currency in circulation by 2024,” the Mexican government wrote late on Wednesday on its official […]

Categorie
Uncategorized

Mexico plans to end oil exports in 2023 to reach self-sufficiency (Amy Stillman, Bloomberg, Al Jazeera)

Mexico plans to end crude oil exports in 2023 as part of a strategy by the nationalist government of Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador to reach self-sufficiency in the domestic fuels market. Petroleos Mexicanos, the Mexican state-owned producer known as Pemex, will reduce crude oil exports to 435,000 barrels a day in 2022 before phasing out […]

Categorie
Uncategorized

Mexico’s lithium and the global race to lock in ‘white gold’ (Ann Deslandes, Al Jazeera)

This year’s political moves surrounding Mexico’s lithium reserves have tested the limits of President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador’s (AMLO) pledges to keep the country’s most precious natural resources firmly in Mexican hands. In October, AMLO unveiled a sweeping energy reform bill that included nationalising Mexico’s lithium deposits as a strategic mineral – a move that […]

Categorie
Uncategorized

Mexico says refugee requests tripled in 2021 (Al Jazeera)

Applications for refugee status in Mexico have roughly tripled this year compared with 2020, the government has said, in the face of a significant influx of people bound for the United States. The country has received 123,187 requests in 2021, up from 41,230 last year, Mexican Foreign Minister Marcelo Ebrard told reporters on Tuesday, describing the increase as […]

Categorie
Uncategorized

210 migrants found packed into truck in central Mexico (AP, Arab News)

Mexican immigration authorities say they discovered 210 migrants packed into a truck trailer in the central part of the country. The National Migration Institute said the truck failed to stop as directed at a checkpoint in Puebla state on Friday and it was pulled over after a pursuit near the city of Tecamachalco. When the […]

Categorie
Uncategorized

Saudi foreign minister meets Mexican officials (Arab News)

Saudi Foreign Minister Prince Faisal bin Farhan met with a number of Mexican officials as he visited the country. He met his counterpart Marcelo Ebrard in Mexico City on Monday. Saudi foreign minister meets Mexican officials (arabnews.com)

Categorie
Uncategorized

Migrants in US-bound caravan say they’ll accept deal for Mexican visas (Rafael Bernal, The Hill)

Thousands of migrants who had organized a U.S.-bound caravan have taken a deal to disband their group in exchange for visas to stay in Mexico, according to a report by Reuters. The caravan had recently left the southern Mexican city of Tapachula, traveling as a group to defend themselves against criminals and potential harassment from authorities. The […]