The Latest Headlines That Deserve More Attention with a Focus on Criminal Justice, Human Rights, and Corruption Issues

1-18-2018       HSBC agrees to $101.5m penalty in settlement of FX rigging case

1-17-2018       Former prostitutes launch high court challenge to UK law

1-16-2018       Dirty gold is the new cocaine in Colombia — and it’s just as bloody


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1-16-2018       'We're Going to Kill You All': Paramilitary Group to FARC

1-15-2018       Sal Perricone, former federal prosecutor, faces formal sanction over commenting scandal

1-15-2018       State admits recording jail conversations between defense lawyers and clients

1-14-2018       Meet the 24-year-old Trump campaign worker appointed to help lead the government’s drug policy office

1-13-2018       Chile slams World Bank for bias in competitiveness rankings

1-13-2018       Guatemala congressman arrested, accused in murders of two journalists

1-12-2018       U.S. ambassador to Panama resigned because no longer able to "faithfully" serve Trump

1-11-2018       Study: Legalizing marijuana nationally could generate more than $132 billion in tax revenue and 1 million jobs

1-10-2018       Lobbyists Have a New Secret Weapon

1-10-2018       SIGAR finds millions wasted in Afghanistan economic development efforts

1-10-2018       Alabama Sheriffs Filled Their Wallets by Starving Prisoners

1-9-2018         Impact of a 1% Tax on Sports Betting

1-8-2018         Acclaimed book The New Jim Crow banned in some New Jersey prisons

1-8-2018         Kansas state rep: Black people 'responded the worst' to marijuana because of 'their genetics'

1-8-2018         Colombia sends 2000 soldiers to port town to curb post-conflict violence

1-7-2018         In Latin America, John Kelly trained for a job serving Trump

1-5-2018         Why warehouse low-risk drug offenders?

1-5-2018         Private prison company pursuing Wyoming immigration detention center has troubled past

1-4-2018         Citibank Fined $70 Mln For Anti-money Laundering Deficiencies

1-4-2018         Chiquita must face jury in Colombian terror-funding case - Miami judge

1-4-2018         AP NewsBreak: US to end policy that let legal pot flourish

1-4-2018        Senator Gillibrand raises concerns about interim Manhattan U.S. attorney

1-3-2018        Chris Christie Bridgegate lawyer Craig Carpenito named interim U.S. attorney for N.J.

1-3-2018        Commander in Thief

1-3-2018        And Justice For None: Inside Biggest Law Enforcement Scandal in Massachusetts History

1-3-2018         Jeff Sessions’ Marijuana Adviser Wants Doctors to Drug-Test Everyone

1-2-2018         Why We Fight: Inside Colombia’s Last Remaining Guerrilla Group

1-2-2018         Iran unrest: New protests as Rouhani plays down violence

1-1-2018         In lawsuit, Philly officers say supervisors told them to lie about arrests

1-1-2018         Former federal prosecutor buys California’s first legal cannabis

1-1-2018         Goodbye bail: Alaska switches to new system of criminal justice

12-30-2017     Facebook Says It Is Deleting Accounts at the Direction of the U.S. and Israeli Governments

12-29-2017     Her husband murdered, her son taken away, a mother seeking asylum tells a judge, 'I have lost everything'

12-29-2017     Politicians Look to Rob Voters of Their Right to End Corruption in South Dakota

12-29-2017     Lone gunman shoots, kills Guerrero mayor

12-29-2017     Dozens wounded in attack on disco in Colombia

12-28-2017     How Wealthy People Use the Government to Enrich Themselves

12-28-2017     By the numbers: a 2017 money-in-politics index

12-28-2017     Jay Clayton’s SEC Protects Wall Street Racketeering

12-28-2017     Jalisco congressman murdered in Tomatlán

12-27-2017     Environmental activism can have deadly consequences in Guatemala

12-27-2017     US Deports Top Colombian Paramilitary Leader Facing Charges

12-26-2017     Protests erupt on streets as former Peruvian president jailed for killing 25 people is pardoned

12-25-2017     Using Billions in Government Cash, Mexico Controls News Media

12-25-2017     Couple pleads guilty to forced labor charges; immigrant was held near Port Angeles

12-23-2017     "You all just got a lot richer," Trump tells friends, referencing tax overhaul

12-22-2017     The secret backstory of how Obama let Hezbollah off the hook

12-22-2017     Mexico: Address Chiapas Displacement Crisis

12-21-2017     Did Obama Arm Islamic State Killers?

12-21-2017     Why Are Politicians Allowed To Vote On A Bill They Profit From?

12-21-2017     Scuffles break out in anti-US rally in Panama City

12-21-2017     Ex-Industry Lobbyists Win Top Jobs in Agencies They Once Fought

12-21-2017     Sessions rescinds Obama-era letter to local courts on fines and fees for poor defendants

12-20-2017     Santos orders 60,000 troops to curb killing of Colombia’s social leaders

12-19-2017     Mexican journalist shot dead at son's school Christmas pageant

12-19-2017     Accused money launderer for 'El Chapo' extradited to San Diego

12-15-2017     Colombia's biggest drug gang announces ceasefire

12-15-2017     These Pharmaceutical Companies Are Making a Killing Off the Opioid Crisis

12-14-2017     How Citizens United Changed Politics and Shaped the Tax Bill

12-14-2017     Essential California: Inside a secret 2014 list of problem sheriff’s deputies

12-13-2017     World Health Organization: Initial review of CBD doesn’t warrant scheduling

12-13-2017     Norway Decriminalizes Drug Use

12-13-2017     Record number of journalists jailed as Turkey, China, Egypt pay scant price for repression

12-12-2017     Medellin’s most wanted drug lord has been captured

12-12-2017     Tax Bill: John Cornyn’s Fossil Fuel Provision Would Personally Enrich Republican Lawmakers

12-11-2017     Following marijuana legalization, teen drug use is down in Colorado

12-11-2017     Ex-owner, ex-manager of Thatched Cottage accused of exploiting immigrant workers

12-11-2017     HSBC draws line under Mexican cartel case after five-years on probation

12-11-2017     Trump's Own Treasury Admits Republican Tax Plan Won't Pay for Itself

12-9-2017       Colombia: Paramilitaries Kill Land Rights Activist

12-8-2017       Honduran President Hernández Signs OAS Agreement on Election Recount

12-8-2017       Pentagon Announces First-Ever Audit Of The Department Of Defense

12-7-2017       Argentine Judge Seeks Arrest of Ex-President Fernandez

12-7-2017       Honduras presidential election: Curfew lifted in some areas after OAS call

12-7-2017       This is what happens when a black cop calls out racism in her own department

12-6-2017       Pentagon: Four times as many US troops in Syria than previously acknowledged

12-6-2017       Brazil's Corruption Scandal Ensnares Anti-Corruption Judge

12-6-2017       Gang Members, Guards Accused in Guatemala Prison Director’s Murder

12-6-2017       Rio drugs: Police catch most wanted favela boss 'Rogerio 157'

12-5-2017       Shoot-out between Colombia rebels kills 13, government says

12-4-2017       Exclusive: U.S. document certifies Honduras as supporting rights amid vote crisis

12-4-2017       Moore police release body cam footage from night state senator found in hotel room with teen boy

12-4-2017       US Wasted Millions on Gear to Curb Drug Trafficking in Afghanistan

12-2-2017       Honduras announces curfew, restrictions amid vote protests

12-1-2017       Mexican congress approves law allowing army to act as police

12-1-2017       How Effective Has Harris County’s Marijuana Diversion Program Been So Far?

12-1-2017       Baltimore police ask to hand Det. Sean Suiter case to FBI — now what?

12-1-2017       Navy Officer Working For The NSA Caught Trying To Search Her Boyfriend's Son's Phone

12-1-2017       Pentagon watchdog touts $2 billion 'profit' from rooting out waste and fraud

11-30-2017     EXCLUSIVE: DOD Inspector General Opens Probe Into Alleged Retaliation By Obama Holdover

11-29-2017     Concern in Colombia around new threats to journalists and political and social leaders

11-27-2017     Brazil is giving prisoners ayahuasca as part of their rehab

11-27-2017     U.S. Senators Pen Anti-Online Poker Letter

11-27-2017     Opposition takes early lead in Honduras election

11-27-2017     Queens Sex Worker Jumped To Her Death During NYPD Sting Operation

11-25-2017     Ken Hall: Politicians must 'just say no' to corporate money in opioid fight

11-24-2017     US demands visits with oil executives jailed in Venezuela

11-22-2017     Colombia: Government fails to keep civilians safe as new threats go unchallenged

11-22-2017     Police commissioner: Slain Baltimore detective was to testify in case of indicted officers

11-21-2017     Records: Suffolk DA’s office bonuses totaled $3.25M since 2012

11-21-2017     Court docs: Congressman Bob Brady under FBI scrutiny in campaign finance probe

11-21-2017     High-profile cannabis foe with medical marijuana card sues pair who allegedly disclosed it

11-18-2017     We Supported Their Dictators, Led the Failed ‘War on Drugs’ and Now Deny Them Refuge

11-18-2017     When Unpaid Student Loan Bills Mean You Can No Longer Work

11-17-2017     Former top Justice official went to bat for drug giant Cardinal Health

11-17-2017     UNHCR concern at increasing murders of local leaders in Colombia

11-17-2017     Narco-a-lago: Money Laundering at the Trump Ocean Club Panama

11-16-2017     15 convictions linked to corrupt Chicago cop are thrown out

11-15-2017     Speier Says Congress Paid $15 Million for Harassment Settlements

11-15-2017     Zimbabwe military's statement after seizing power

11-14-2017     Plaintiffs Shred FEC’s Defense of Debate Commission

11-14-2017     Audit: Staff Shortage, Report Errors at Some Private Prisons

11-12-2017     Detroit police officers fight each other in undercover operation gone wrong

11-9-2017       Party boss defends Coahuila governor

11-9-2017       TSA screenings fail to spot weapons most of the time, agency says

11-9-2017       12 Tons of Cocaine Seized in Biggest Drug Bust in Colombia’s History

11-8-2017      

11-7-2017       City of Houston Acts to Stop Goods Produced with Forced Labor

11-7-2017       Civil rights lawyer Krasner elected Philly's top prosecutor

11-6-2017       This Activist is Prying Loose Missouri Drug Task Force Records One Lawsuit At a Time

11-6-2017       Report: Zetas controlled all levels of power in Mexican state, expanded to Houston

11-5-2017       America’s Prosecutors Were Supposed to Be Accountable to Voters. What Went Wrong?

11-4-2017       Mexico fuel theft boss killed during plastic surgery

11-4-2017       Richard Nixon’s deep-seated mob ties spelled out in ‘The Mafia’s President’

11-2-2017       Senators call for crackdown on pharmaceutical industry ‘revolving door’

11-2-2017       Colombia releases one of FARC’s most feared former commanders

11-1-2017      

11-1-2017       Colombia's FARC leader Timochenko to run for presidency in 2018

10-31-2017     Private prisons firm to lobby, campaign against recidivism

10-31-2017     Prosecutors: Thousands of cases impacted by lab misconduct

10-31-2017     I looked for a state that’s taken the opioid epidemic seriously. I found Vermont.

10-30-2017     ‘Plea factories’ gum up public defender system

10-30-2017     I've Covered Foreign Lobbying for 20 Years and I'm Amazed Manafort Got Busted

10-30-2017     Scofflaw politicos ignore federal fines — with few consequences 

10-27-2017     Pharma CEO who funded anti-cannabis campaign accused of giving docs kickbacks to prescribe opioids

10-26-2017     Private prison company moves annual conference to Trump golf course

10-26-2017     Research Finds Evidence of Racial Bias in Plea Deals

10-25-2017     Record-High Support for Legalizing Marijuana Use in U.S.

10-24-2017     Locating the Elusive Putin Money

10-24-2017     Video shows US commando-style operation that killed four Honduran civilians after five-year cover-up by Washington

10-24-2017     The new struggle for Colombia's countryside after FARC

10-23-2017     When Race Tips the Scales in Plea Bargaining

10-23-2017     Possible site emerges for first SF safe drug injection facility

10-23-2017     Ex-HSBC Currency Trader Convicted of Fraud for Front-Running

10-22-2017     Opioid Lobbyist Left a Digital Fingerprint on a Campaign by “Patient Advocates”

10-21-2017     Gunmen kill mayor in western Mexico, wound another

10-19-2017     Kansas City's Public Defenders Stage Courtroom Protest Over Caseloads

10-19-2017     New Orleans' Great Bail Reform Experiment

10-17-2017     Lawsuit targets New Orleans DA's Office over 'fake subpoenas,' material witness warrants

10-17-2017     FBI uncovered Russian bribery plot before Obama administration approved controversial nuclear deal with Moscow

10-15-2017     This investigation into Congress’s ties to the drug industry shows everything people hate about Washington

10-14-2017     Venezuela: Former Attorney General Luisa Ortega wants to see Maduro in court

10-14-2017     A Colombian drug lord bribed an agent with cash and sex, feds say. Now both face charges


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10-13-2017     Steve Seagal: Drug warrior, honorary cop, alleged serial sex abuser

10-12-2017     Ex-congressional staffer and Mississippi resident pleads guilty to money laundering

10-12-2017     Secret Service paid Mar-a-Lago at least $63,000, documents show

10-12-2017     PNP officially terminates Oplan Tokhang

10-11-2017     The Airport Bomber From Last Week You Never Heard About

10-11-2017     SPLC: What the public should know about the Nov. 1 prison release of 1,400 people serving time for non-violent offenses in Louisiana

10-11-2017     Guatemala Supreme Court will not probe president's salary bonus

10-7-2017       After 78 Killings, a Honduran Drug Lord Partners With the U.S.

10-7-2017       Gunmen Murder Stalin Sanchez Gonzalez, Mayor of Paracho, Mexico

10-6-2017       Mexican journalist found dead with bullet wounds in San Luis Potosí

10-4-2017       Federal Bill Would Reverse Perverse Incentives for Mass Incarceration

10-4-2017       They thought they were going to rehab. They ended up in chicken plants

10-4-2017       Too poor to vote: how Alabama’s ‘new poll tax’ bars thousands of people from voting

10-4-2017       How Ivanka Trump and Donald Trump, Jr., Avoided a Criminal Indictment

10-2-2017       State attorneys general seek more beds for drug treatment

10-2-2017       Church Offers to Protect Police Who Testify on Philippines’ Drug War

10-2-2017       Veteran DEA agent Chad Scott charged with 10 counts in sweeping federal indictment

10-1-2017       Report: 32 US states could offer sports betting in 5 years

10-1-2017       Iran: Afghan Children Recruited to Fight in Syria

 

 

 

 

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