An article in Insight Crime on 13 May says that recent US indictments have shown in detail how Venezuela was at one point a key stepping stone for cocaine heading to the US via Central America, and how political, as well as criminal, connections facilitated that flow of drugs.  It says that accusations levied against Maduro and several other members of his administration have provided yet more evidence of the criminal ties between Venezuela and shady allies in El Salvador, Honduras and Nicaragua. In particular, it focuses on Honduras and a so-called “criminal enclave”, the “powerbroker” in El Salvador and an ideological ally in Nicaragua.





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Author: raytodd2017

Chartered Legal Executive and former senior manager with Isle of Man Customs and Excise, where I was (amongst other things) Sanctions Officer (for UN/EU sanctions), Export Licensing Officer and Manager of the Legal-Library & Collectorate Support Section

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