Two nephews of Venezuela’s first lady were found guilty on Friday on US charges that they tried to carry out a multimillion-dollar drug deal to obtain a large amount of cash to help their family stay in power.
Franqui Francisco Flores de Freitas and Efraín Antonio Campo Flores, nephews of Cilia Flores, the wife of the Venezuelan president, Nicolás Maduro, were convicted by a federal jury in Manhattan of conspiring to import cocaine into the United States.
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Time For Truth: (The Guardian) – Venezuelan president's relatives guilty in US cocaine trial
Remember in the 2nd Presidential debate when Hillary stole Michelle Obama’s line saying “when they go low, we go high.” It was hard to miss it as the mainstream media replayed it over and over for several days after the debate.
But new Podesta emails show that a better slogan might have been “when they go low, we get high.” Despite repeatedly claiming the “high road,” the following email from Neera Tanden, head of the liberal think tank Center for American Progress, clearly shows the Clinton campaign organized a below-the-belt hit on Obama back in 2007 over his admitted cocaine use.
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Time For Truth: (Zero Hedge) – Podesta Emails Reveal Hillary Planned Obama "Hit" For Cocaine Use In 2008 Campaign
A Central Intelligence Agency anti-drug program in Venezuela shipped a ton of nearly pure cocaine to the United States in 1990, Government officials said today.
No criminal charges have been brought in the matter, which the officials said appeared to have been a serious accident rather than an intentional conspiracy. But officials say the cocaine wound up being sold on the streets in the United States.
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Time For Truth: (The New York Times) – Anti-Drug Unit of C.I.A. Sent Ton of Cocaine to U.S. in 1990 (1993)
Cocaine with a street value of up to 50 million euros (£42m) has been discovered at a Coca-Cola plant in France.
The drug, hidden in bags among a delivery of orange juice concentrate, arrived in a container from South America.
An investigation is under way in Signes, a village in southern France.
Cocaine is as popular as ever – but it’s not exactly the most ethical thing you can buy on a night out.
It’s no secret that behind our cheeky line there is almost definitely murder, torture, deforestation, poverty and fear. In fact, these horrific realities have even been glamourised in films and TV shows such as Narcos.