National Report

Stubborn Effort to Bring U.S. Hostages Home Comes at a Price

Stubborn Effort to Bring U.S. Hostages Home Comes at a Price

President Biden's decision to swap two Venezuelan drug traffickers for seven Americans detained in Caracas has provoked criticism. It is not the first time that a White House tenant has acted in this way. The Iran-Contra case was a notable example.

Transnational

Behind the Resale of Cellebrite Technology That Can Hack Your Phone

Behind the Resale of Cellebrite Technology That Can Hack Your Phone

While most of Cellebrite’s devices that are for resale are not new-gen, such practice demonstrates the vulnerabilities, insofar as repressive governments access the product and licensing upgrades through third parties for a few dollars, found an investigation by Itempnews. There are no limits for Venezuela, Cuba, or China to also buy this technology.

How an Argentine businessman was key in the major embezzled PDVSA

How an Argentine businessman was key in the major embezzled PDVSA

Since 2015, businessman Luis Fernando Vuteff García has connected with one of the largest clans that plundered the state-owned Petróleos de Venezuela. The Argentine Prosecutor's Office keeps a file against him for tax crimes, which is added to the case that is followed in Spain for the same crime. That country granted him provisional liberty after arresting him in 2018.

Florida

Recycling in Obscurity on the Streets of Miami

Recycling in Obscurity on the Streets of Miami

Invisible but essential to the global recycling industry, the cardboard collectors of Miami-Dade earn a living by breaking down each piece of cardboard by hand, with no guaranteed income or labor protections.