National Report

For Half of Americans, Civil War Seems Imminent

For Half of Americans, Civil War Seems Imminent

A majority share the belief that "in the next few years there will be a civil war" in the country, according to a nationally representative survey, in which one in five people justified political violence and is willing to use a weapon to achieve objectives they support.

Investigation

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.

Proxy murder out of pure greed

Proxy murder out of pure greed

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The darkest secrets of a spy chief

The darkest secrets of a spy chief

Cashing in on his authority, the former chief of the Venezuelan military intelligence services joined efforts for over one decade with drug traffickers under the aegis of late Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez. This investigation by ITEMP reveals the identity of partners and allies with Hugo Carvajal, aka “El Pollo,” acting as the shield bearer in a jungle of unlawfulness for many criminals to enjoy safe havens in Venezuela

Florida

Florida Becomes Attractive to Newcomers but Also to Drug Cartels

Florida Becomes Attractive to Newcomers but Also to Drug Cartels

South Florida, especially the Miami area, is experiencing a "boom" of new residents arriving from many parts of the country. This has had a major impact on the local drug market. The DEA warns that the cartels are fighting for new places to respond to this demand during the opiate epidemic that is sweeping the state.

A silent outbreak of sexually transmitted diseases stalks Florida

A silent outbreak of sexually transmitted diseases stalks Florida

In the past two years the state accumulates the highest number of new HIV-positive diagnoses of any state in the United States. From 2015 to 2019 some 35 babies acquired the virus through the mother's womb, also one of the highest rates in the country. Now cases of gonorrhea, chlamydia and syphilis have increased.