viernes, agosto 14, 2020

El Chapo promises not to kill jurors in New York trial

Mexican drug kingpin Joaquín “El Chapo” Guzman has promised not to kill any of the jurors presiding over his federal trial in New York, his defence lawyer has said. The drug kingpin, who was extradited to the United States from Mexico last year, faces federal charges for his alleged role running a drug...

Fake news: How going viral feeds the murky monster of truth

Fake news just got real. Brandon Griesemer, who is from Detroit, was arrested on Friday after making more than 20 phone calls to cable channel CNN and threatening to travel to the news organisation’s Atlanta headquarters and carry out a mass shooting. So said the New York Post on Tuesday. They called...

Oil spill off China coast now the size of Paris

An oil spill from an Iranian oil tanker that sank in the East China Sea is now the size of Paris. The slick covers an area of 101 square kilometers (39 square miles), after almost doubling in size from the start of the week, according to figures released Wednesday by the Chinese State...

Venezuela Opposition Leader Killed in Government Security Operation

A prominent opposition figure Venezuela was killed after a high-powered firefight with security forces, making him perhaps the highest-profile individual slain in government security operations that critics say are used to target political dissidents rather than crime. On January 15, security forces in Venezuela killed Óscar Pérez, a former intelligence police officer and...

Ponzi Scheme Used Offshore Hideaways To Shuffle Investors’ Money

Francisco Illarramendi often called on Moris Beracha when he needed an infusion of cash. The Venezuelan-born Illarramendi was a manager of a Connecticut-based investment advisory firm. Beracha was a Venezuelan financier close to the Hugo Chavez government who, a lawsuit against him claims, could produce multi-million-dollar advances of cash with...

InSight Crime’s 2017 Homicide Round-Up

Record highs, all-time lows, and a few surprises: 2017 proved a remarkable year in terms of homicide rates for many countries across Latin America and the Caribbean. Once again, InSight Crime presents its annual homicide round-up to give a snapshot of murder rates around the region. Venezuela: 89 per 100,000...

Who Is Keaton Jones? Bullied Tennessee Boy Gets Celebrities’ Support

A Tennessee woman's video of her son's heartbreaking account of being bullied at middle school went al, leading to many on social media raising their voice against bullying and rising in support of the boy. In a video posted on Facebook, 11-year-old Tennessee student, Keaton Jones, tearfully explained how he...

Trump Removes Anthony Scaramucci From Communications Director Role

President Trump has decided to remove Anthony Scaramucci from his position as communications director, three people close to the decision said Monday, relieving him just days after Mr. Scaramucci unloaded a crude verbal tirade against other senior members of the president’s senior staff. Mr. Scaramucci’s abrupt removal came just 10...
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