US Judge Unseals Drug Trafficking Indictments of Former Top Venezuelan Officials

It’s an understatement to describe the relationship between the US and Venezuela as strained. The two countries have a history of expelling each other’s diplomats after spats over petroleum, democracy, and human rights. However, that tension was taken to a new level recently when US judges quietly unsealed indictments charging two former top Venezuelan police officials with drug trafficking.

Venezuela President Nicolas Maduro with Hugo Chavez

Inflation Could Skyrocket in Venezuela Next Year

With the worldwide drop in oil prices, Venezuela has slipped into another recession. Now experts warn the country’s already high levels of inflation could skyrocket next year.

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