A purge of princes and aides continued across Saudi Arabia on March 7 after the kingdom’s crown prince, Mohammed bin Salman, claimed to have foiled a coup being plotted by two of the country’s most senior royals.
(“Mexico’s President’s Response to Historic Femicide Protests: More of the Same,” The Guardian, March 10, 2020; “Mexican Activists Furious at AMLO’s Failure to Tackle ‘Femicide Emergency,'” The Yucatan Times, March 5, 2020)
The United Auto Workers is under federal investigation for fostering a “culture of corruption,” which led to the recent indictment of former UAW President Gary Jones for misusing over $1 million in union funds spent on resorts, golf, cigars, steak dinners and liquor. To date, three Chrysler executives, nine union officials and the widow of a deceased UAW vice president have been convicted of crimes.
(“The Death and Life of the United Autoworkers,“ In These Times, March 5, 2020; “U.A.W. Corruption Case Widens as Former Chief Is Charged,” New York Times, March 5, 2020)