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9/16/2021 OSAC Analysis

On September 7, El Salvador officially adopted the cryptocurrency Bitcoin as legal tender, to be used alongside the country’s previously adopted currency, the U.S. dollar. While the currency’s official rollout itself hit...

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9/14/2021 OSAC Analysis

This report looks at China’s new Data Security Law, which went into effect on September 1. This sweeping new law allows Chinese authorities to place controls regulating the exportation of data critical to Chinese nationa...

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9/3/2021 OSAC Analysis

After over a year of border closures and strict COVID-19 measures, Trinidad & Tobago (T&T) has begun to ease restrictions. Although the government of T&T has extended the State of Emergency through November 29, it has al...

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9/3/2021 OSAC Analysis

On September 7, large rallies in support of Brazil’s president are expected to coincide with the country’s national holiday. Rallies may occur throughout Brazil; some states have implemented measures to control crowds. B...

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8/25/2021 OSAC Analysis

Recent legal developments, and covert actions against prominent journalists and public figures, suggest that OSAC members operating in India face evolving digital security threats. This OSAC report highlights the threat...

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8/24/2021 OSAC Analysis

The southeastern Mexican state of Chiapas has long seen incidents of violence primarily related to land disputes between the various indigenous groups living in the area. In recent months, however, reports of violence as...

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8/17/2021 OSAC Analysis

Tropical Storm Grace passed over the southern coast of Haiti just days after a magnitude 7.2 earthquake struck the area. Search and rescue efforts are ongoing even as local medical infrastructure is overwhelmed, although...

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8/13/2021 OSAC Analysis

Germany’s 2020 Annual Report on the Protection of the Constitution highlights the continued rise of politically motivated extremism in Germany, including anti-Semitic, anti-Muslim, and xenophobic crimes. The report class...

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8/12/2021 OSAC Analysis

Over the last week, anti-vaccine protests across the Eastern Caribbean challenged the narrative that the region lacks the potential for civil unrest. As the Eastern Caribbean continues to struggle with low vaccination r...

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8/11/2021 OSAC Analysis

This report reviews the recent political events that have occurred in Tunisia. OSAC assess that Tunisians will support the President’s attempts to remake Tunisia’s political system without protests or violence to affect...

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