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US indicts Nicolás Maduro and other top Venezuelan leaders for drug trafficking

$15m reward for information leading to president’s captureWilliam Barr alleges plot involving Farc guerrilla factionThe US has charged the Venezuelan president, Nicolás Maduro, and 14 members of his inner circle with drug trafficking, “narco-terrorism”, corruption and money laundering, and offered a $15m reward for information leading to Maduro’s capture and prosecution.Unveiling the indictment the attorney general, William Barr, said the Venezuelan leadership collaborated with a dissident faction of the former Colombian guerrilla group, the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia, or Farc, operating on the Colombian-Venezuelan border, which Barr described as an “extremely violent terrorist organization”. Continue reading...


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