Special Investigations

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.

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.

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.

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.


Secret Brazil Archive

In Sharp Rebuke, Brazil Supreme Court Rules Judge Who Locked Up Lula Was Biased

By ending Lula’s political ban and finding that ex-judge Sergio Moro was biased, the Supreme Court shook up Brazilian politics.

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.

Why Did Police Never Solve the Murder of a Prominent Portland Anti-Fascist?

Sean Kealiher’s unsolved murder has left a deep wound in a city that has for decades been a battleground for far-right violence.

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.

A Syrian Asylum-Seeker’s Case Reframes Migrant Abuses as Enforced Disappearances

From family separation to European “pushbacks,” there’s a new legal effort to label anti-immigrant abuses as enforced disappearances.

Erik Prince and the Failed Plot to Arm a CIA Asset-Turned-Warlord in Libya

Sources and exclusive documents reveal new details about Prince’s long campaign to back Libyan strongman Khalifa Hifter.