New Pegasus Digital Files/Visit to Santa Lucia AirportBy Sofía Hanna | Wed, 07/28/2021 - 11:17
Pegasus contracts. Rosa Icela Rodríguez, head of the Ministry of Security and Civilian Protection (SSPC), reported that at least 31 contracts were signed between the governments of Enrique Peña Nieto and Felipe Calderón and companies linked to Israel’s NSO Group, which created the Pegasus spyware. Icela said the companies were fronts for the NSO Group. The spyware allegedly was used for domestic espionage. "The SSPC undertook the task of searching digital files and 31 contracts with related companies were found. The (former) Federal Police had 16 contracts; two were signed by Segob with the Seeds and Articles and Accessories Project; Prevention and Social Readaptation had seven contracts; and the Federal Protection Services had two. At the National Intelligence Center, there were four more contracts." The contracts totaled US$61 million for the acquisition of software, hardware, licenses and maintenance, she said.
Santa Lucia approval. President Andrés Manuel López Obrador said that the Union Association of Aviators Pilots of Mexico (ASPA) visited the construction site of the Felipe Ángeles International Airport in Santa Lucia and was satisfied. "I would like all Mexicans to be able to go. When the military runway was finished, planes arrived. We did an evaluation and the next day, almost all the media, instead of making the information known as it was, talked about it being a setup." The controversial new airport, which replaced plans to build a new Mexico City airport in Texcoco, is expected to open in 2022.
Governor fined. After the National Electoral Institute (INE) fined the governor-elect of Nuevo Leon, Samuel García, over media posts by his wife, López Obrador said that the opinion of the citizens in the state should be taken into account. "What I think is that the people of Nuevo Leon should also be taken into account that he voted, that it was on election day and that he exercised his right to vote. That is what is important, it is the essence of democracy." López Obrador added that this should be done because irregularities have been noted in the elections overseen by INE and by the Electoral Tribunal of the Federal Judicial Branch.
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