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Mexico’s Senate Approves New Constitutional Reforms to Transparency Regime

Civil society commends advances in the right to know; raises concerns over new national security exemptions On November 20, 2013, Mexico’s senate passed new reforms to the country’s transparency system, approving modifications and establishing greater autonomy for the country’s information oversight body – the Federal Institute for Access to Information and Protection of Data (IFAI). … Continue reading

Mexican Legislators Call for Investigation of U.S. Intelligence Center
Intelligence / News

Mexican Legislators Call for Investigation of U.S. Intelligence Center

Three top Mexican lawmakers have called on the country’s Attorney General to investigate disclosures about a secret, U.S.-only intelligence facility in Mexico City published last week by Migration Declassified in partnership with MVS Noticias. On Friday, Ricardo Anaya Cortés of the National Action Party (PAN), chair of the Permanent Council of the Chamber of Deputies, said “it … Continue reading

NSA Staffed U.S.-Only Intelligence “Fusion Center” in Mexico City
Intelligence

NSA Staffed U.S.-Only Intelligence “Fusion Center” in Mexico City

Top Secret Facility Barred Mexicans, Focused on “High Value Targeting” National Security Agency (NSA) personnel rotated in and out of a U.S.-operated “Mexico Fusion Center” located inside the U.S. Embassy in Mexico City and provided additional analytic support to the secret intelligence facility’s “high value targeting” mission, according to a 2010 Defense Department (DOD) memorandum obtained … Continue reading

“Near total impunity” for Mexican Cartels “in the face of compromised local security forces,” U.S. Cable
Human Rights / Transnational Crime

“Near total impunity” for Mexican Cartels “in the face of compromised local security forces,” U.S. Cable

Four months before the feared Zetas drug cartel kidnapped and murdered 72 migrants in northeastern Mexico, the U.S. Embassy in Mexico City said that narcotrafficking organizations in that region operated with “near total impunity in the face of compromised local security forces.” As the date of the massacre drew nearer, another U.S. agency, the Drug … Continue reading