Enrique Peña Nieto

Mexico Hacked Journalists by Attacking Their Manhood

The big question now is just how the U.S. will respond to this latest scandal, and whether or not we’ll continue to be complicit in Mexico’s ongoing human rights crisis.<p>This doesn’t look good for you, Mexico. This doesn’t look good at all.<p>You’ve just been accused of infecting the cellphones of 88 …

Security

We broke down Trump’s baffling speech on the “solar wall.”

In a speech this week in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, President Trump discussed one of his favorite topics: The Wall, which may one day be festooned with …

Environmentalism

Mexico hikes interest rates to 7%

The Bank of Mexico increased its key lending rate by a quarter-point to 7 per cent, just hours after new data showed inflation hit an annual rate of …

NAFTA

Is Mexico’s government spying on its critics?

Hacking the hacksIs Mexico’s government spying on its critics?<p>An investigation finds spyware on the phones of journalists and activists<p>print-edition …

Economics

Donald Trump's Mexico wall might use solar panels to cut costs

That way, the controversial wall "pays for itself" thanks to solar energy.<p>Donald Trump told supporters Wednesday that the controversial planned wall dividing the US and Mexico could be built using solar panels.<p>"We're thinking about building the wall as a solar wall, so it creates energy and pays …

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Mexico's monthly murder rate reaches 20-year high

Data shows 2,186 murders were committed in May, surpassing May 2011 record Crackdown on organised crime has consumed Mexico for more than a decade<p>Mexico marked another murderous milestone in its conflict with organised crime as the monthly homicide rate hit its highest level in 20 years.<p>Government …

Mexico

Last Month Was The Deadliest In Mexico In 20 Years

MEXICO CITY — May was the deadliest month in Mexico since 1997 with three people killed every hour, according to the Mexican government.<p>There were 2,186 homicides last month, according to figures from the Executive Secretary of the National System for Public Security which go back 20 years. In some …

Mexico

Throw the Bums Out, Global Edition

Only a few weeks ago, much of the global commentariat still saw the rise of right-wing populism as the defining trend of our times, but recent election results upend that notion. This month an old-fashioned socialist, Jeremy Corbyn, scored an unexpectedly strong showing in Britain. On Sunday, the …

Opinion

Crime in Mexico: Murder Rate Reaches Record High and Nobody Is Talking About It

The capture of El Chapo in January 2016 created a power vacuum that is being violently disputed between different cartels.

Mexico

Mexican President Says Government Acquired Spyware but He Denies Misuse

MEXICO CITY — Even as Mexico’s president, Enrique Peña Nieto, acknowledged for the first time on Thursday that his government had purchased sophisticated software that has been used to spy on its fiercest critics, he also threatened to investigate those who “have raised false accusations” against …

Mexico

A Shiny Border Wall That Pays for Itself

Resolving the political impasse between Mexico and the U.S. over a border wall requires innovative thinking. How about this: Presidents Donald Trump and Enrique Peña Nieto should work together to construct a “solar wall”—a massive string of photovoltaic panels—on the Mexican side of the border. …

Opinion

Mexico on course to replace Syria as world’s most violent country

By David Gilbert on Jun 22, 2017<p>Figures published Wednesday suggest Mexico is on course to overtake Syria as the most violent country in the world, after murder rates soared thanks to increased fighting among drug cartels, corruption, and the rising demand for opioids in the U.S.<p>According to the …

Mexico

Mexico just legalized medical marijuana

Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto signed a decree this week legalizing medical marijuana. The measure also classified the psychoactive ingredient in the drug as “therapeutic.”<p>The new policy isn't exactly opening the door for medical marijuana dispensaries on every corner.<p>Instead it calls on the …

Cannabis

Mexico Just Legalized Medical Marijuana

Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto just took one giant leap forward in his nation's drug policies.<br>Read More

Cannabis

Vox Sentences: And they’re Ossoff!

<i>Vox Sentences is your daily digest for what's happening in the world, curated by Ella Nilsen . Sign up for the</i> <i>Vox Sentences newsletter</i><i>, delivered straight to your inbox Monday through Friday, or view the</i> <i>Vox Sentences archive</i> <i>for past editions.</i><p>Voters head to the polls in Georgia’s pivotal Sixth …

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Trump's Russian scandal pales in comparison to what just happened in Mexico

It may be redundant to say so – this is America after all – but the Trump-Russia brouhaha that continues to consume le tout Washington really is very …

Mexico

Mexico accused of spying on journalists and activists using cellphone malware

Targets received SMS messages with links which installed software that recorded keystrokes and compromised contact lists<p>The Mexican government has deployed sophisticated software to spy on journalists, activists and anti-graft groups as they worked to highlight some of the country’s most notorious …

Mexico

Mexico 'spied on journalists, lawyers and activists'

<b>Several prominent journalists and activists in Mexico have filed a complaint accusing the government of spying on them by hacking their phones.</b><p>The accusation follows a report in the New York Times that says they were targeted with spyware meant to be used against criminals and terrorists.<p>The …

Government Spying Allegations in Mexico Spur Calls for Inquiry

MEXICO CITY — After reports this week that sophisticated government-owned surveillance software was used to spy on some of Mexico’s most prominent journalists and activists, victims and others have demanded an independent inquiry into the allegations.<p>The calls came in response to an article by The …

Journalism

Mexico Denies Spying Charge

<b>To the Editor:</b><p>Re “Spyware Meant to Foil Crime Is Trained on Mexico’s Critics” (front page, June 19):<p>As your article says, there is no proof whatsoever that agencies of the Mexican government are responsible for the alleged surveillance described in your article.<p>For the Mexican government, respect …

Opinion

Mexico's Finance Minister: Unlikely to React to U.S. Tax Overhaul

MEXICO CITY—Mexican Finance Minister José Antonio Meade thinks it unlikely that Mexico will need to make changes in its tax code in the event the U.S. Congress passes corporate tax cuts or other measures sought by U.S. President Donald Trump.<p>Mr. Meade, a 48-year-old Yale-educated economist, said in …

Economics

Mexican journalists and activists denounce the government for alleged espionage via malware

After The New York Times published an investigation reporting the use of malware to infect devices of journalists and critics of the administration …

Mexico

Will Mexico go for the anti-Trump candidate?

A left-wing populist is leading in Mexico’s 2018 presidential polls<p>On a Sunday in February, hundreds of Mexican immigrants gathered in Olivar Plaza in downtown Los Angeles to watch Andrés Manuel López Obrador give a speech. López Obrador, who is the leading candidate in the 2018 Mexican …

Mexico

Mexican journalists targeted by spyware after investigating government corruption

Exploiting a chain of rare iOS vulnerabilities<p>Some of Mexico’s most prominent journalists and activists were targeted by a massive spyware campaign, according to a new report from Citizen Lab. Conducted mostly between August 2015 and July 2016, the campaign included 76 separate spyware-laced SMS …

Security

This Report Says The Mexican Government Deployed Spyware Against Journalists And Activists

The Mexican government has been sending its critics among journalists and activists text messages loaded with advanced spyware in an attempt to tap into their data, according to a new report.<p>An investigation by the Citizen Lab of the University of Toronto in Canada and Article 19, an NGO dedicated …

Security

Mexico's corruption problems are still among the world's deepest

Mexico has struggled with corruption for a long, long time, but recent events indicate that the situation is now at a truly intolerable pitch.<p>This …

Mexico

Using Texts as Lures, Government Spyware Targets Mexican Journalists and Their Families

MEXICO CITY — Mexico’s most prominent human rights lawyers, journalists and anti-corruption activists have been targeted by advanced spyware sold to the Mexican government on the condition that it be used only to investigate criminals and terrorists.<p>The targets include lawyers looking into the mass …

Photojournalism

Mexico Officially Legalizes Medical Marijuana

Share<p>Tweet<p>Share<p>Pin<p>Today, Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto officially published a bill that makes medical marijuana available and legal in Mexico. …

Cannabis

London, Megyn Kelly, Diana Taurasi: Your Monday Briefing

<i>(Want to get this briefing by email? Here’s the sign-up.)</i><p><i>Good morning.</i><p><i>Here’s what you need to know:</i><p><b>• London is hit again.</b><p>The authorities are treating an attack near a mosque early today as an act of terrorism, raising the specter of retaliation after several deadly assaults attributed to Islamist …

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Foreign leaders poke fun at Trump

Two weeks ago in the Rose Garden, President Donald Trump declared that under his leadership, foreign leaders won't be "laughing at us anymore."<p>Since …

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