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ELN Kidnapping on Venezuela Border Could Impact Peace Talks

A Colombian guerrilla group has reportedly kidnapped nearly a dozen rice farmers and is holding them hostage in Venezuela, a sign of increasing militant activity along the border that could have implications for an ongoing peace process…

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Venezuela Charges Low-Ranking Guardsmen in High-Level Drug Deal

Venezuelan authorities charged four National Guard members with plotting to traffic a load of cocaine to Mexico, but the low ranks of the officers point to the government’s reluctance to tackle corruption higher up the chain of command…

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Venezuela President’s Cabinet Choice Further Politicizes Drug Cases

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro has named a man US authorities accused of drug trafficking as the country’s new Interior minister, a move that further politicizes a series of drug cases brought by the United States against Venezuelan officials…

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US Charges Fmr Venezuela Anti-Drug Officials with Cocaine Trafficking

US officials have formally announced cocaine trafficking charges against two men who previously served in top positions in Venezuela‘s national anti-narcotics agency, a major indictment that comes in the midst of a highly contentious political atmosphere in the country…

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Witness Killings Deepen Mystery in Venezuela ‘Narco Nephews’ Case

At least two witnesses in a politically-charged drug case involving relatives of Venezuela‘s president have reportedly been murdered, raising questions about whether the so-called “narco nephews” were part of a larger trafficking operation…

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