The Latin American Drug Cartel You’ve Never Heard of

While the attention of organized crime specialists and the international media has focused on the notorious drug cartels of Mexico and Colombia, Brazil’s little-known Primeiro Comando da Capital is emerging as the Western hemisphere’s most potent crime threat. A new report calls the trafficking group South America’s “most powerful prison gang” ― and warns its operations are quietly expanding.


Biden Urged to Shut Down Guantanamo, End ‘Stain’ on U.S. Reputation

“The Biden administration is well-positioned to take concrete steps” toward fulfilling Barack Obama’s pledge to close the Guantanamo prison, which holds 40 alleged terrorists at a cost of $13 million per detainee, argues a former lawyer with the U.S. Department of Defense. But whether it’s politically expedient to do so is another question.