A group of Latin American activists is winding its way to New York City, where it will participate in a special session of the U.N. General Assembly in order to shine a spotlight on the global horrors wrought by the illicit drug trade.
The United Nations General Assembly (where all 193 countries in the world get a vote) has almost unanimously demanded that Israel give up its nuclear weapons and cooperate with making the Middle East a nuclear-free zone.
Greenwald will soon publish the names of U.S. citizens who have been targeted by the NSA; Yoweri Museveni, the anti-gay Ugandan president, may become president of the U.N. General Assembly next year; meanwhile, an algorithm may reveal the secret behind retweets. These discoveries and more after the jump.
En route to China to discuss loans, oil and what have you, President Nicolas Maduro meant to fly over Puerto Rico on Thursday night. That is until Washington denied him permission to do so.