Diosdado Cabello

Venezuela Court Forces Publication to Pay $4.7 Million to Alleged Socialist Drug Lord

Venezuela’s Supreme Court, run by loyalists to socialist dictator Nicolás Maduro, ordered the online news outlet La Patilla to pay senior chavista official, television show host, and alleged cartel chief Diosdado Cabello 30 billion bolivars ($4.7 million) for aggregating a 2015 article in which Hugo Chávez’s former security chief accused Cabello of drug trafficking.

The president of the Venezuelan National Constituent Assembly Diosdado Cabello (L) gestures during a rally called by Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro in Caracas on April 6, 2019. - Venezuela's opposition leader Juan Guaido urged his supporters to demonstrate in the streets Saturday to maintain pressure on his rival President Nicolas …

Venezuela: Maduro Forces Block Lawmakers from Using Legislative Building

Members of Venezuela’s Bolivarian National Guard (GNB) and Bolivarian Intelligence Service (Sebin) – the two armed services dictator Nicolás Maduro relies on to repress dissidents – blocked lawmakers from entering the national legislative palace for nearly two days, preventing them from working to remove Maduro.

Venezuelan Bolivarian National stand guard around the National Assembly building as the opposition-controlled congress met to discuss a move could provide political cover for greater international involvement in the nation's crisis, in Caracas, Venezuela, Tuesday, May 7, 2019. Military police prevented journalists from entering the National Assembly, and some reporters …

Video: Venezuelan Socialists Force Children to Sing Profane ‘Yanqui Go Home’ Hate Song

Venezuelans captive to the state propaganda that has become the only viewing option on television captured a segment making social media rounds Thursday featuring children singing a song called “Yanqui Go Home,” insulting starving Venezuelan refugees and telling them to “go to your mother’s c*nt and see if shit goes better there for you.”

A boy carries two pineapples he found in the trash area of the Coche public market in Caracas, Venezuela. (Fernando Llano/AP)

Video: Venezuelan Leader Celebrates ‘Socialist’ Earthquake

Venezuelan socialist leader and accused drug lord Diosdado Cabello was in the middle of a speech about the greatness of Bolivarian socialism when a 7.0 earthquake struck the country Tuesday afternoon, triggering panic in the Caracas crowd and leaving Cabello momentarily speechless.

TOPSHOT - People wait in the streets after evacuating buildings in Caracas on August 21, 2018 following a 7.0-magnitude earthquake that struck in the Venezuelan northeastern state of Sucre according to the US Geological Survey. - Venezuela's seismology institute recorded a 6.3 magnitude quake that caused panic, but there were …

Venezuela: Socialist #2 Cabello Denies Violent Looting After Hundreds Arrested

Venezuelan Socialist Party Vice President Diosdado Cabello – the second most powerful socialist in the country – has flatly denied news reports of rampant looting and violence in Bolívar state, where police arrested hundreds for attacking markets, restaurants, convenience stores, and private residences.


Venezuela: Opposition Leader Leopoldo López Observes 1,000 Days in Prison

“Leopoldo López will remain in prison because he is a murderer,” Diosdado Cabello, the second most powerful socialist in Venezuela, said amid laughs on his television show on Saturday, referring to an opposition leader who counted his 1,000th day in prison on Sunday.

Opposition leader Leopoldo Lopez, dressed in white and holding up a flower stem, is taken into custody by Bolivarian National Guards, in Caracas, Venezuela, Tuesday, Feb 18, 2014. Lopez re-emerged from days of hiding to address an anti-government demonstration and then he turned himself in to authorities Tuesday. Speaking to …

Venezuelan Socialist Leader Sues Wall Street Journal over Drug Lord Allegations

Venezuelan National Assembly Minority Leader Diosdado Cabello, the socialist party’s second-in-command and a longtime force within the national left, has filed a lawsuit against the Wall Street Journal for publishing reports revealing Cabello’s role as a major intercontinental drug trafficker.

Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro, left, shares a laugh with National Assembly President Diosdado Cabello upon his arrival to the National Assembly for a special session commemorating the country's Independence Day, in Caracas, Venezuela, Friday July 5, 2015. Venezuela is marking 204 years of independence. (AP Photos/Ariana Cubillos)

Colombian Drug Lord: Venezuela’s Former #2 Sold Cocaine to Islamic State

A former Colombian drug lord who has been freed after serving an 18-year sentence in the U.S. prison system has accused Diosdado Cabello, a senior official in Venezuela’s socialist government, of leading a drug cartel that has sold cocaine to the Islamic State and al-Qaeda.