Troops Flood Western Mexico to Protect Towns
Mexico's top security officials gathered Tuesday in the western state of Michoacan to launch a campaign with thousands of army troops to rescue towns besieged, sometimes for months, by the powerful Knights Templar drug cartel.
Mexico names public security chief for Michoacan state
Alberto Reyes Vaca, an army general, will oversee state and federal security forces. His appointment reflects federal concern about drug violence in the state. MEXICO CITY — Responding to mounting concern about disorder in the Mexican state of Michoacan, officials announced Thursday that an army general would take over as its public security chief, overseeing both state and federal security forces.
Los Alamos National Labs Has Working Hub-and-Spoke Quantum Network
New submitter hutsell writes with this excerpt from MIT's Technology Review: "Richard Hughes and his associates at the Los Alamos National Laboratory in New Mexico announced today that they have been sending perfectly secure messages with their Quantum Internet that has been in operation for the last two and a half years." Original paper. Unlike current quantum networks that only allow point-to-point networking, the system at Los Alamos combines traditional and quantum links to route messages through a hub while retaining the security advantages of quantum networking.
Obama Wraps Up Latin Trip With an Eye Back Home
President Barack Obama, concluding a three-day visit to Mexico and Costa Rica, is cheering Mexican economic advances and pressing other Central American leaders to deal with poverty and security while reaching out to a politically powerful Latino audience back home.
Obama acknowledges US part in Mexico violence
US president, in Mexico to discuss security and trade, says the root of much violence there is US demand for drugs.