Special Investigations


Secret Brazil Archive

House Democrats Want Answers About U.S. Role in Disgraced Brazil Corruption Probe

The now-disgraced Car Wash probe overthrew Brazil’s political order — and 23 House Democrats want to know how the Justice Department was involved.

A Police Killing in St. Louis Remains Shrouded in Darkness

In the city with the highest rate of police killings, open investigations pile up while the family of Cortez Bufford waits for answers.

Voice of America Is Accused of Ignoring Government Atrocities in Ethiopia

Current and former staff described decades of bias in the U.S. government-funded broadcaster’s Ethiopia coverage.

The War on Immigrants

An ICE Informant, MS-13, and the Long Campaign to Deport Walter Cruz-Zavala

A government snitch inked him with gang tattoos as a teen. Judges have agreed his deportation would likely lead to torture.

Special Feature

Snowden Archive: The SidToday Files

SIDtoday is the internal newsletter for the NSA’s most important division, the Signals Intelligence Directorate. The Intercept released four years’ worth of newsletters in batches, starting with 2003, after editorial review.

Italy’s Anti-Mafia Directorate and the “Dirty Campaign” to Criminalize Migration

Internal documents reveal how a niche police office in Rome quietly shaped EU border policy in the central Mediterranean.

The War on Immigrants

As Biden Continues Trump’s War on Asylum, Danger Mounts in the Deadly Sonoran Desert

Dangerous nighttime expulsions are surging in Northern Mexico while organized crime and government security forces prey on stranded asylum-seekers.

An All-White Jury Sent Rayford Burke to Death Row. Will North Carolina’s Efforts to Make Amends Be Enough?

Decades after his conviction, Burke maintains his innocence. His case highlights the limitations of North Carolina’s Racial Justice Act.

Trump EPA Invited Companies to Revise Pollution Records of a Potent Carcinogen

After ethylene oxide was shown to be 30 times more carcinogenic than previously thought, polluters began rewriting their toxic history — with the EPA’s help.

Special Feature

The Drone Papers

The Intercept has obtained a cache of secret documents detailing the inner workings of the U.S. military’s assassination program in Afghanistan, Yemen, and Somalia. The documents, provided by a whistleblower, offer an unprecedented glimpse into Obama’s drone wars.

In “Cherry,” the Bank Robber Is the Victim. What About the Teller He Held Up?

The new film starring Tom Holland shows how our culture elevates the outlaws and sidelines their victims.