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Mar 26 - BREAKING: Venezuela's Nicolas Maduro charged with drug trafficking crimes


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Mar 26 - BREAKING: Venezuela's Nicolas Maduro charged with drug trafficking crimes
 

 
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 2 weeks ago '15        #2
POTUS2045  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x1
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 2 weeks ago '17        #3
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 Venezuelan President Is Charged in the U.S. With Drug Trafficking

Federal prosecutors plan to accuse President Nicolás Maduro of participating in a “narco-terrorism conspiracy.”


WASHINGTON — President Nicolás Maduro of Venezuela was charged in the United States on Thursday with federal drug trafficking crimes after an investigation by federal authorities in Washington, New York and Florida, people briefed on the matter said.

The charges were expected to be announced Thursday morning at a live-streamed video news briefing by the head of the U.S. Justice Department’s Criminal Division in Washington and the top federal prosecutors in New York and Miami, according to a news advisory.

In addition to Mr. Maduro, charges are also expected to be announced against nearly a dozen others, including the Venezuelan government and intelligence officials and members of the largest rebel group in Colombia, the Revolutionary Armed Forces, known as FARC, which has long drawn its financing from the cocaine trade.

Few details of the charges were not available early on Thursday, but the charges included narco-terrorism conspiracy and conspiracy to import cocaine into the United States.

The charges come a month after President Trump, in his State of the Union address, called Mr. Maduro “an illegitimate ruler, a tyrant who brutalizes his people,” and vowed that “Maduro’s grip on tyranny will be smashed and broken.”

For years, watchdog groups have accused Mr. Maduro’s close aides of working with drug lords to line their pockets and prop up the crumbling state. As the Venezuelan oil industry has collapsed, Mr. Maduro’s critics have said that the drug trade is playing an increasingly important role in keeping him in power.

Last year, Mr. Maduro’s former vice president, Tareck El Aissami, was indicted in federal court in Manhattan, accused of using his position of power to engage in international drug trafficking. He had been sanctioned by the United States following similar accusations two years before.

The Treasury Department has also accused Diosdado Cabello, the former president of the National a*sembly and one of Mr. Maduro’s closest allies, of narcotics trafficking “and other corrupt activities.”

And two of Mr. Maduro’s nephews are serving prison sentences in the United States following convictions on drug charges. In that case, prosecutors said the nephews — sometimes called the “narcosobrinos” in Venezuela — attempted to bring in $20 million in drug money to a*sist their family in staying in power.
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RubbahBandMayn 
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 2 weeks ago '15        #5
MemphisBleek 
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I guess they figure something will stick eventually.
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 2 weeks ago '12        #6
acefresh 
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Didn’t magathead just refer to him as a great guy?
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 2 weeks ago '09        #7
messy marv stan  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x20
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 RubbahBandMayn said




Why it matters: Maduro remains in power 14 months after the U.S. recognized opposition leader Juan Guaidó as Venezuela's president, insisted Maduro step down, and said all options were on the table if he did not


he refused to let trump install guaido as leader....thats the only reason why the phony drug charges got slapped on him
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 2 weeks ago '07        #8
RubbahBandMayn 
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 messy marv stan said



Why it matters: Maduro remains in power 14 months after the U.S. recognized opposition leader Juan Guaidó as Venezuela's president, insisted Maduro step down, and said all options were on the table if he did not


he refused to let trump install guaido as leader....thats the only reason why the phony drug charges got slapped on him
That guy Guiado isnt even liked in his own country. He's more than likely a puppet for the CIA and Big Oil. And I see Elliot Abrams is still up to his dirty tricks
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 2 weeks ago '16        #9
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American charges for a foreign national living in his home country of Venezuela

America needs to mind their business. Wasting taxpayer money on this BS.
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the Venezuelan Obama will save the day



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 RubbahBandMayn said
That guy Guiado isnt even liked in his own country. He's more than likely a puppet for the CIA and Big Oil. And I see Elliot Abrams is still up to his dirty tricks
he isn't liked cus most Venezuelans dont know what's good for them

they keep voting in or keep people in office that take them further down a hellhole.
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 2 weeks ago '17        #12
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 strungout said
he isn't liked cus most Venezuelans dont know what's good for them

they keep voting in or keep people in office that take them further down a hellhole.
The biggest problem is America keeps fu*king them up. Doesn't have much to do with leadership.
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 2 weeks ago '18        #13
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 strungout said
he isn't liked cus most Venezuelans dont know what's good for them

they keep voting in or keep people in office that take them further down a hellhole.
US sanctions have nothing to do with them being in a hellhole?
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 2 weeks ago '07        #14
RubbahBandMayn 
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 strungout said
he isn't liked cus most Venezuelans dont know what's good for them

they keep voting in or keep people in office that take them further down a hellhole.
But he still was democratically elected. Amerika has did more harm to Venezuela through sanctions than Chavez or Maduro have.
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 2 weeks ago '16        #15
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He should've been a US politician if he wanted to sell drugs in Central America without consequences

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 2 weeks ago '16        #16
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I believe it.

His mistake is playing for the wrong team though.
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 MemphisBleek said
I guess they figure something will stick eventually.
If not this, then i'm sure theIRS would've "found" something and made it stick.

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 MemphisBleek said
I guess they figure something will stick eventually.


 2 weeks ago '07        #19
RubbahBandMayn 
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President Maduro appealed directly to Trump to lift the sanction to combat this global pandemic. Yet this appeal will likely go unanswered, given the intensification not just in sanctions, but in the violent opposition’s acts of irregular warfare. On March 7, a warehouse containing virtually all of Venezuela’s electronic voting machines was deliberately burned to the ground. A group named the Venezuelan Patriotic Front, allegedly composed of soldiers and policemen, claimed responsibility for this terrorist act. Although no direct connection can (yet) be made between this group and the Trump administration, it beggars belief that an operation requiring significant logistical and financial costs would not have received support from at least one the many actors openly engaged in regime change: the Trump administration, the Duque administration in Colombia, the Bolsonaro administration in Brazil or the extremist right-wing opposition factions lead by Juan Guaidó.

The silence from the international community on this terrorist act is deafening, but should not be surprising. After all, there were no denunciations from the OAS, EU or U.S. when a warehouse containing telecommunications equipment was similarly burned in February, or when rebel soldiers attacked barracks in southern Venezuela in December 2019.

There is already evidence that Venezuelan paramilitaries opposed to the Maduro government have received support and training in both Colombia and Brazil, not to mention the alleged millions of dollars spent by the U.S.to get Venezuelan military officials to turn on the government. In addition to supporting irregular warfare, the Trump administration is preparing for conventional warfare. The threat of a naval blockade – an act of outright war – was followed up by separate meetings between Trump, Defense Secretary Mark Esper and high-ranking military officials with Colombian President Ivan Duque and Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro. (Ironically, while meeting with the Brazilian delegation to discuss the destruction of the Maduro government, Trump was likely exposed to coronavirus. One of the delegation’s members, Bolsonaro’s communications secretary, tested positive for the disease.) In addition to the naval blockade, the U.S. plans an “enhanced presence of ships, aircraft and security forces to… counter a range of threats to include illicit narco-terrorism,” a clear reference to Venezuela despite the fact that according to the U.S. government’s own statistics, it is not a primary transit country for drug trafficking.
I just read this article 2 weeks ago. And now look..I'm glad I don't follow all that they say in mainstream news.
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 2 weeks ago '19        #20
DUMAR777  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x4
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Ain't this the same president of VENEZUELA who decided LAST WEEK to close all his banks and introduce a Crypto Currency backed by thier OIL RESERVES?!?



Guess he pissed off the GLOBALISTS


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 2 weeks ago '18        #21
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And you know outta anybody he's a great judge of character

 acefresh said
Didn’t magathead just refer to him as a great guy?
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 2 weeks ago '17        #22
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 acefresh said
Didn’t magathead just refer to him as a great guy?
So your family members, favorite rappers, friends who sold drugs aren't great people?
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 2 weeks ago '12        #23
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 Aztlan said
I believe it.

His mistake is playing for the wrong team though.
 Boogersugar said
He should've been a US politician if he wanted to sell drugs in Central America without consequences

Nah they just didn't need him anymore @say marv stan

We seen this before countless times in Central and South America when after America uses someone, they just set em up to fall and move on. Ask Noriega

 Ymmot said
The biggest problem is America keeps fu*king them up. Doesn't have much to do with leadership.
 strungout said
he isn't liked cus most Venezuelans dont know what's good for them

they keep voting in or keep people in office that take them further down a hellhole.
The biggest problem is who the fu*k do Americans think they are to tell someone in another land, with their own government, what the fu*k is 'good for them' . @ if you don't shut that supremacist a*s viewpoint of yours the fu*k up and go smoke some meth off a spoon you dumbass
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 2 weeks ago '19        #24
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Smh ain’t this what they did to Manual Noriega.




How do you lock up a leader of a sovereign country.



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 2 weeks ago '16        #25
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 Aztlan said
I believe it.

His mistake is playing for the wrong team though.
Uncle Sam needs his cut.

Especially nowadays...

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