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…
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”…
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…
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,…
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…
When a photograph of Steve Bannon and the Italian strongman Matteo Salvini appeared on Twitter last month with the caption “He is in!”, it marked the official arrival of the American political operative’s next big project: uniting Europe’s populists in a right-wing insurgency. Bannon announced his ambitious plan in July to fuel a populist revolt…
Ever since becoming Italy’s first black government minister, Cécile Kyenge has faced a shocking barrage of abuse from politicians in the far-right Lega party, including being publicly compared to an orangutan. Now Lega, currently the most popular party in Italy, is suing Kyenge for defamation over accusing the party of racism. In response, Kyenge said…
Happy holidays! It’s the loneliest time of the year. And depending on your age, it might be even lonelier than usual. People most frequently experience peak loneliness at three key periods of their lives, according to new research published this week in the journal International Psychogeriatrics. Researchers found that people reported moderate or severe loneliness…
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,…
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