Ex-Venezuelan spy chief Hugo Carvajal may surrender to U.S.

World / Crime & Legal Mar 29, 2020

Ex-Venezuelan spy chief Hugo Carvajal may surrender to U.S.

The former head of Venezuela's military intelligence unit, Hugo Carvajal, is discussing his possible surrender with U.S. authorities, three people familiar with the matter said on Saturday, after prosecutors charged him earlier in the week with drug trafficking, alongside Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro. Carvajal, a ...

World / Politics Mar 27, 2020

U.S. indicts Venezuela's Maduro on narcoterrorism charges

Nicolas Maduro effectively converted Venezuela into a criminal enterprise at the service of drug traffickers and terrorist groups as he and his allies stole billions from the South American country, the Justice Department charged in several indictments made public Thursday against the embattled socialist ...

Uruguay seizes record amount of cocaine

World / Crime & Legal Dec 28, 2019

Uruguay seizes record amount of cocaine

Uruguayan authorities have opened an investigation into a record cocaine seizure described as "the biggest blow to drug trafficking in the country's history," the navy said on Friday. The navy seized four soy flour containers packed with bags of cocaine at Montevideo's port. An inventory of ...