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Looting and chaos continue in Venezuela

Venezuela has been wracked by an economic crisis with soaring inflation and shortages of commercial goods. Most economists blame the woes on price controls, falling prices for oil exports, heavy government spending and production-crippling policies that gave Venezuelans lots of money but little purchasing power.

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Stark choice for Venezuela ‘first nephews’: Cooperate or spend decades in prison

The U.S. attorney for the Southern District of New York, or any U.S. attorney, doesn’t typically allow defendants to cooperate after going to trial. But they may make an exception in such a high-profile case as that of Efrain Campo and Francisco Flores, nephews to Venezuela’s leader, considering the information they may have that could implicate other family members of President Nicolas Maduro or high-ranking officials.

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Testimony at Venezuela drug trial ties plot to presidential hangar

On-time delivery was guaranteed, one of the nephews allegedly claimed, because the flight would originate at the presidential hangar in Venezuela – implicating the country’s top office in the conspiracy to smuggle drugs to the United States. A Honduran air traffic controller testified that he helped devise the plan to receive the shipment.

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DEA source trafficking drugs from prison, says lawyer for Venezuelan ‘first nephews’

The revelation of a key witness in a New York drug conspiracy trial is significant for the defense of Efrain Campo, 30, and his cousin Francisco Flores, 31, nephews of Venezuelan first lady Cilia Flores, who allege they were unsuspecting victims of a political plot against them because of their ties to the family of Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro, an adversary of the United States. Jose Santos Peña, a confidential source working with the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration, talked about another informant named Sentado.

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Looting and chaos continue in Venezuela

Venezuela has been wracked by an economic crisis with soaring inflation and shortages of commercial goods. Most economists blame the woes on price controls, falling prices for oil exports, heavy government spending and production-crippling policies that gave Venezuelans lots of money but little purchasing power.
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Looting and chaos continue in Venezuela 2:08

Looting and chaos continue in Venezuela

Failed investment or planned fraud? (In Spanish) 5:21

Failed investment or planned fraud? (In Spanish)

Venezuela reopens border with Colombia for first time in almost a year 0:40

Venezuela reopens border with Colombia for first time in almost a year

Hunger Haunts Venezuela (in Spanish) 2:49

Hunger Haunts Venezuela (in Spanish)