The Justice Department said on Monday that it had brought charges against a Russian national whom it accused of conducting ransomware attacks against American government entities and businesses, including one that temporarily shut down the meat supply giant JBS. In the Biden administration’s latest crackdown on cybercrime, the Justice DepartmentContinue Reading

A federal grand jury in Tucson returned superseding indictments in November 2019 and February 2020 against cartel members Aureliano Guzman-Loera of Sinaloa, Mexico, along with brothers Ruperto, Jose, and Heriberto Salgueiro-Nevarez of Guadalupe Y Calvo, Mexico, according to a press release from the US Attorney’s office on Friday. “The indictmentsContinue Reading

Brazilian senators have voted to indict President Jair Bolsonaro for dealing with the devastating Covid pandemic. A Senate panel backed a report indicting Mr Bolsonaro, including crimes against humanity, following 600,000 coronavirus deaths. The results are communicated to the chief prosecutor, a Bolsonaro-appointed employee. The president has claimed he wasContinue Reading

RIO DE JANEIRO — A congressional panel in Brazil voted to recommend nine criminal charges against President Jair Bolsonaro, including “crimes against humanity,” accusing Mr. Bolsonaro of intentionally allowing the coronavirus to spread unchecked through Brazil in a bid to reach herd immunity. With the vote on Tuesday night, theContinue Reading

Seven of the commission’s eleven senators voted on Tuesday evening to support recommendations contained in a 1,288-page report on the pandemic. The document calls for charges against two companies and 78 individuals, including Bolsonaro, over the pandemic’s enormous toll on the country. More than 605,000 people have died of Covid-19Continue Reading

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro waits for the arrival of Colombia’s President Ivan Duque to Planalto presidential palace in Brasilia, Brazil, Tuesday. Duque is on a two-day visit to Brazil. Eraldo Peres/AP hide caption toggle caption Eraldo Peres/AP Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro waits for the arrival of Colombia’s President Ivan DuqueContinue Reading

The accusations first appeared in a nearly 1,200-page draft report leaked to CNN by a representative of the Brazilian Senate Pandemic Parliamentary Inquiry (CPI). The draft report effectively blames Bolsonaro’s policies for the deaths of more than 300,000 Brazilians — half of the nation’s Covid-19 death toll, which is theContinue Reading

One of the four senators on the committee who support the president is his son, Flavio Bolsonaro. The report that he will vote on next week will recommend criminal charges against him, too. In addition to the homicide and genocide charges, the report recommends nine additional charges against Mr. Bolsonaro,Continue Reading

BUENOS AIRES — A court in Argentina has dismissed a criminal case against Vice President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner that accused her of conspiring with Iran to cover up that country’s suspected involvement in a 1994 bombing of a Jewish community center in Buenos Aires. The ruling, issued late Thursday,Continue Reading