Mexico’s Armed Forces Spy on Journalists

From a New York Times story by Natalie Kitroeff and Ronen Bergman headlined “Spying by Mexico’s Armed Forces Brings Fears of a ‘Military State'”:

Mexico’s armed forces spied on a human rights defender and journalists who were investigating allegations that soldiers had gunned down innocent people, documents show, providing clear evidence of the military’s illegal use of surveillance tools against civilians.

The government has been embroiled in scandal for years over the use of sophisticated spyware against a wide range of people who stand up to Mexico’s leaders. But surveillance experts say this is the first time a paper trail has emerged to prove definitively that the Mexican military spied on citizens who were trying to expose its misdeeds.