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Cilia Flores
Tuesday, November 24th 2015 - 11:29 UTC

Venezuelan military involved in cocaine transport, claims New York Attorney Office

 According to US prosecutors the Cessna Citation with 800 kg of cocaine took off from a terminal reserved for government officials at Caracas airport

The latest developments in the drug trafficking case with relatives of Venezuela’s first lady Cilia Flores indicate that the Venezuelan military is involved in transporting cocaine to Haiti for trans-shipment into the US.

Tuesday, November 17th 2015 - 08:37 UTC

Venezuela claims Maduro's nephews held in the US on cocaine smuggling charges were 'kidnapped'

In the first direct government comment on the case, Diosdado Cabello said it was an attempt by Washington to discredit Venezuela before the elections.

Two men said to be relatives of Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro who are being held in the United States on cocaine smuggling charges were “kidnapped,” a senior member of the ruling Socialist Party said on Monday.

Saturday, November 14th 2015 - 11:37 UTC

A Dominican connection in Venezuela's First Lady relatives drugs' case

Dominican narcotics police raided the yacht at La Romana marina where apparently cocaine was found which led to the arrest of six persons

A drugs raid and bust in a yacht moored at a marina in the Dominican Republic is helping to understand the extent of the trafficking network business surrounding Venezuela's First Lady family connections, whose nephew and godson are under arrest in New York, according to media reports in Caracas.

Saturday, November 14th 2015 - 11:07 UTC

Venezuela's First Lady nephews unveil drug trafficking before New York court

The case comes three weeks before key legislative elections that opinion polls suggest could hand Venezuela's ruling party its worst defeat in 16 years

Two nephews of Venezuela's powerful first lady were ordered held without bail in New York on Thursday after being arrested in Haiti on charges of conspiring to smuggle 800 kilograms of cocaine into the U.S.

Friday, November 13th 2015 - 08:32 UTC

Venezuela calls OAS “the world's most perverted, corrupt and discredited organization”

“The most perverted, corrupt and discredited organization in the world, the OAS, threatens the people of Venezuela,” said Diosdado Cabello

Key Venezuelan government officials launched a furious broadside at the Organization of American States (OAS), a day after its secretary general, Luis Almagro, criticized Caracas and questioned the fairness of the upcoming December 6 parliamentary polls.

Thursday, November 12th 2015 - 07:29 UTC

Nephews of Venezuela's First Lady face US drug trafficing charges

The two men are due to appear before a federal judge in New York on Thursday. Venezuela has not commented on the reported arrests

Two nephews of Venezuela's first lady have been arrested in Haiti and taken to the US to face drug trafficking charges, US media reports say. Franqui Francisco Flores-de Freitas and Efrain Antonio Campo-Flores are accused of conspiring to smuggle 800kg of cocaine into the United States.

Tuesday, April 9th 2013 - 05:21 UTC

Maduro’s fiery partner is the most powerful woman in Venezuela

Lawyer Cilia Flores helped Chavez out of jail, was elected the first woman president of the legislative and is currently Attorney General

A tough criminal and labor lawyer who helped win Hugo Chavez's release from prison after a failed coup two decades ago, Venezuela's former attorney general Cilia Flores has since never been far from the circle of power around the late populist leader.

Tuesday, January 8th 2013 - 07:19 UTC

Chavez “virtual taking office” next Thursday in Caracas with leaders from friendly countries

Diosdado Cabello has called on the Venezuelan people for a grand gathering next to the Miraflores Palace

The Venezuelan government is organizing a massive turnout for Thursday January 10 in support of re-re-elected president Hugo Chavez with the attendance of several Latinamerican leaders in what has been described as a “virtual taking office” ceremony.

Sunday, December 9th 2012 - 19:55 UTC

Maduro, the most faithful bus driver, but also the most powerful Bolivarian coupe

The affable easygoing Vice president is married to Attorney General Cilia Flores

The heir-designate of President Hugo Chavez is a former bus driver and trade unionist with the Caracas public transport. Nicolás Maduro, 50, has been foreign minister since 2006 and also was named vice president in October. As foreign minister Maduro has been a faithful ambassador of Chávez’ views, including often radical critiques of global affairs from a hard left-wing stance.


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