Situation/Intelligence Reports

Brazil: Deal Reached To Finance Swedish Fighters

Brazil's Defense Ministry announced July 29 that it had reached a financial deal with the Swedish government to purchase 36 Gripen fighter planes from Saab for $5.4 billion, Reuters reported. Read more…

Mexico: Government Postpones Deep-Water Auction

The Mexican government decided July 29 to delay the planned auctions of deep-water oil exploration and production contracts to September, Pemex Chairman and Energy Minister Pedro Joaquin Coldwell said, Reuters reported. Read more…

Yemen: Bomb Kills 3 Outside Mosque In Sanaa

A car rigged with explosives detonated outside the al-Fayd al-Hatimi mosque in eastern Sanaa on July 29 killing three people, according to a security source, The Daily Star reported. Read more…

Colombia, Venezuela: Border Closed After Merchant Death

The border between Colombia and Venezuela closed July 29 after national guard personnel from Venezuela killed a Colombian merchant in a confrontation, Caracol reported. Read more…

Mexico: Survey Shows Widespread Skepticism On Drug Lord's Prison Escape

Eighty percent of Mexicans do not believe the government's account of Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman's escape from a high-security prison, El Universal reported July 28, citing a survey it conducted. Read more…

Yemen: Loyalist Militias To Merge With Army

The internationally recognized Yemeni government will incorporate the anti-Houthi Popular Resistance militiamen into the army, AFP reported July 29. Read more…

Egypt: Preserve Syria’s Territorial Integrity, Cairo Says

Syria’s territorial integrity must be preserved, the Egyptian foreign ministry said July 29 in an apparent expression of disapproval of Turkey’s ongoing military operations in the country, Daily Star reported. Read more…

Iran: French Foreign Minister Invites President To France

On the first visit to Iran by a French foreign minister in 12 years, Laurent Fabius, at the request of French President Francois Hollande, invited Iranian President Hassan Rouhani to France in November, Reuters reported July 29. Read more…

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