Jul 06, 1:12 PM EDT Newsletter Signup BusinessTechnologyWorldNationalMedia & CultureOpinionSportsLuxury World By Reuters 07/06/18 AT 12:19 PM MEXICO CITY - Mexico extradited to the United States on Friday a senior lieutenant of the Sinaloa Cartel drug gang formerly headed by Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman, the attorney general's office said.Damaso Lopez, known as "The Graduate" because of his higher education studies, was a former security official in Sinaloa state who rose to become one of the leaders of the cartel, authorities say. He was arrested in Mexico City last year. Lopez reportedly organised the cartel chief's escape from prison in a laundry basket in 2001. His role in the jail break helped ingratiate him with the drug lord and he soon became Guzman's right-hand man. But after his boss was captured in 2016 he became embroiled in a power struggle with Guzman's son and brother for control of the notorious Sinaloa cartel unleashing a wave of … [Read more...] about ‘El Chapo’s’ Sinaloa Cartel Henchman ‘The Graduate’ Extradited To United States
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TAMPA — A family is reunited in Tampa after their father was enslaved in the United States. Jimmy Pineda lived in Honduras. He left Honduras to go to the United States so he could provide for his family.He said he was promised the American Dream. Instead, he worked for no pay in Michigan. "He was working in the fields of Florida and was recruited by some labor traffickers that do a recruitment BBQ for the most vulnerable, unconnected, undocumented workers, and they bring them up North (Michigan) with a bunch of promises," said Teresa Hendricks-Pitsch with Migrant Legal Aid. ABC Action News spoke with Pineda with the help of a translator, David Carr Diaz. "The desire of leaving my country in Honduras was so I was able to provide for my family a better future and give them the things they need," said Pineda.Pineda became a victim of labor trafficking. He was forced to work for no money in Michigan. "There were days when we were inside and wouldn't come … [Read more...] about Man enslaved in United States reunites with family in Tampa
Democracy Dies in Darkness Sections Home Try 1 month for $1 Username Sign In Account Profile Newsletters & Alerts Gift Subscriptions Contact Us Help Desk Subscribe Account Profile Newsletters & Alerts Gift Subscriptions Contact Us Help Desk Accessibility for screenreader Politics by Anne Gearan and Karen DeYoung by Anne Gearan and Karen DeYoung Email the author May 8 at 5:30 PM Email the author President Trump on Tuesday said he is pulling the United States out of the international nuclear deal with Iran, announcing that economic sanctions against Tehran will be reinstated and declaring that the 2015 pact was rooted in “fiction.” Trump’s decision, announced at the White House, makes good on a campaign pledge to undo an accord he has criticized as weak, poorly negotiated and “insane.” “The Iran deal is defective at its core. If we do nothing, we know exactly what … [Read more...] about Trump pulls United States out of Iran nuclear deal, calling the pact ‘an embarrassment’
THE PROGNOSIS A 37-year-old drug addict fills a syringe with a shot of heroin at a supervised injection site in Frankfurt am Main, Germany. (Boris Roessler/picture-alliance/dpa/AP Images) Note to readers: Paulina Firozi, who helps prepare The Health 202 every day, wrote today's Prognosis. Follow her here. Several major cities are trying to open “safe injection sites” for drug abusers — even though they are technically illegal. With recent evidence that these sites can save lives and money, cities including San Francisco, Seattle and Philadelphia are considering opening public health facilities where people who acquired illegal drugs can inject them under the supervision of trained health-care providers. They would be the first U.S. cities to adopt such an approach to combat the sweeping opioid epidemic, which has recently gained attention from the White House, Congress and policymakers across the country. … [Read more...] about The Health 202: Supervised injection facilities are illegal in the United States. These cities want to open them anyway.
ATHENS (Reuters) – Greece on Saturday approved a deal with the United States to upgrade dozens of its F-16 fighter jets at a cost of roughly 1.2 billion euros (1.06 billion pounds), a measure the bailed-out country said would not harm its future fiscal progress. The potential deal to overhaul the aircraft came to light during a visit by Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras to the White House in October. Greece’s top decision-making body on foreign affairs and defence matters, KYSEA, which Tsipras heads, unanimously sealed the agreement for the upgrade on Saturday, the premier’s press office said in a statement. Three of the 85 jets earmarked for modernisation will be upgraded in the United States while the rest will be refurbished in Greece, a Greek defence ministry source said, adding that the cost would be about 1.2 billion euros. The government said last year the overhaul would be paid in annual instalments of about 110 million euros over a decade. Athens said on … [Read more...] about Greece approves F-16 fighter jet upgrade deal with the United States