Listen to "Chapo: Kingpin on Trial" for free, exclusively on Spotify. BROOKLYN — The list of Mexican presidents linked to corruption allegations in trial of Sinaloa cartel leader Joaquín “El Chapo” Guzmán has risen to three, and now includes the man currently in office, Andrés Manuel López Obrador. A court filing unsealed Wednesday evening by…
A female aide to New York Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand — the stalwart, public supporter of sexual harassment victims and a 2020 presidential candidate — reportedly quit last summer over the handling of her complaints of sexual harassment by a colleague. The woman, who wasn’t named in a Politico report on the allegations, said Abbas Malik,…
Want the best from VICE News in your inbox? Sign up here. When Mark Zuckerberg announced his “privacy-focused vision” for Facebook last week, he cast it as serving the evolving needs of users. But there’s also some self-preservation at play: The weight of the federal government is coming down on Big Tech in a way…
Mikhy Farrera-Brochez wants you to know that he’s had a rough couple of months. He’s struggled with joblessness and homelessness. He’s facing charges of trespassing on his mother’s property in Winchester, Kentucky, near Lexington. And then there’s the fact that, half a planet away, the 34-year-old American is at the center of an international investigation…
If you played Pokémon Go during the runup to the 2016 presidential election, you may have been targeted by the Russian government’s massive propaganda campaign. Indeed, Moscow’s efforts to influence the election stretched so far beyond social media sites like Facebook, Twitter and Instagram that Russian trolls even found time to peddle “LGBT-positive sex toys”…
An undocumented Guatemalan immigrant who works at Trump National Golf Club in New Jersey as a housekeeper gave the New York Times extensive details about her time at the club and her numerous run-ins with President Donald Trump. On Thursday, the day the article was published, she reportedly decided to skip work. “I never imagined,…
Prison reform advocates are hailing the Senate passage of the bipartisan First Step Act as a watershed moment for American criminal justice, which could positively impact the lives of thousands of federal prisoners. The sweeping legislation passed Tuesday proposes easing racial disparities in sentencing, dismantling some of the systemic holdovers from the war on drugs,…
Immigration and Customs Enforcement officers are force-feeding at least six detained migrants on a hunger strike to protest mistreatment, an ICE spokesperson confirmed to VICE News Thursday. The federal officials at an El Paso, Texas, jail are using nasal tubes to force-feed the protesters, according to the Associated Press, which broke the story. ICE told…
Michael Cohen once said he’d take a bullet for Donald Trump. Now he wouldn’t even take a presidential pardon. That’s according to Lanny Davis, Cohen’s lawyer, who conducted multiple media interviews Wednesday, hours after his client implicated the president while pleading guilty to eight federal charges, including violating campaign finance laws with a hush-money payment…
Over the past year, far-right extremists bombed a mosque, shared bomb-making materials online, and descended in droves on Charlottesville last August for a rally that left one person dead and dozens injured. But when the largest annual gathering of FBI agents convenes this weekend — FBI National Academy Associates — attendees will get an earful…
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