Chinese Counterfeiters Sent 11M Fake Masks to US

The Department of Homeland Security has seized more than 11 million counterfeit N95 masks from five states, with authorities saying that suspected victims of this scam include hospitals and medical facilities in at least 12 states. An initial criminal investigation revealed China to be the source of the fake masks purportedly made by U.S. manufacturer 3M.

Do Aging War Criminals Deserve Humane Treatment?

A forthcoming paper in the Virginia Journal of International Law argues that even individuals convicted of the most “heinous” crimes are covered by international conventions guaranteeing adequate medical care and nondiscriminatory treatment as they grow older.

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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.

Venezuela President Maduro Faces U.S. Drug Charges

Venezuela President Nicolás Maduro was charged in the U.S. on Thursday with federal drug trafficking crimes after an investigation by federal authorities in Washington, New York and Florida. Charges were also filed against Venezuela’s chief justice, defense minister, intelligence officials and the members of FARC, the largest rebel group in Colombia.