A look back at The Intercept’s must-read world stories from 2019.

The Iran Cables

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In an unprecedented leak from one of the world’s most secretive regimes, an anonymous source provided 700 pages of Iranian intelligence reports to The Intercept.
By James Risen, Tim Arango, Farnaz Fassihi, Murtaza Hussain, Ronen Bergman,
Jeremy Scahill

Secret Brazil Archive


Illustration: Soohee Cho/The Intercept

A massive trove of previously undisclosed materials provides unprecedented insight into the operations of the anti-corruption task force that transformed Brazilian politics and gained worldwide attention.
By Glenn Greenwald, Victor Pougy, Andrew Fishman, Rafael Moro Martins,
Leandro Demori, Alexandre de Santi, Amanda Audi, Rafael Neves

A Prize for Lies


Photo: Francois Mori/AP

When the Nobel Prize for Literature was awarded to Peter Handke in 2019, The Intercept played a key role in exposing his denial of the genocide in Bosnia.
By Peter Maass


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Photo illustration: Elise Swain/The Intercept; Photos: Getty Images


Photo: Gabriel Uchida


Photo illustration: Soohee Cho/The Intercept


Illustration: John Lee for The Intercept


Photo: Pete Kiehart for The Intercept

“These kids you see around, Africans and Arabs, whether people like it or not, they’re French.”
By Murtaza Hussain

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