FROM Chris Blatchford
Inside the Mexican Mafia Rene Enriquez's father was a Mexican immigrant who wanted his son to follow him into the furniture-making business. Instead, he became a powerful gangster. After 17 years in La Eme he has renounced the gang and he now assists law enforcement at the local, state and federal levels. He speaks to us from his new prison, where he is under constant protective custody.
Is Venezuela becoming a dictatorship? Venezuela may have the world's largest oil reserves, but it's a nation in trouble… economically and politically. Is a populist promise to rescue democracy turning out to be a prelude to dictatorship?
Will the march for science politicize objective research? Protesters are gathering all over the country for tomorrow's Earth Day March for Science. Since President Trump has proposed massive cuts in basic scientific research, will the movement be perceived as partisan politics — whether scientists themselves like it or not?