US targets graft in Venezuela’s flagship food box program by Noticias de Nueva Esparta

U.S. targets graft in Venezuela’s flagship food box program

Federal prosecutors have unveiled criminal charges against an alleged corruption ring accused of paying millions of dollars in bribes to a top ally of Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro to profit from lucrative contracts to import food and medicine at a time of widespread hardship in the South American country. Go: noticiasdenuevaesparta.com...

New report says independence of judiciary has eroded, allowing abuses, including torture, to persist by Noticias de Nueva Esparta

Venezuela judiciary perpetuates rights abuses

New report says independence of judiciary has eroded, allowing abuses, including torture, to persist by Noticias de Nueva Esparta Judges and prosecutors in #Venezuela have played a significant role in serious #rightsviolations against government opponents, UN investigators have said. Go: noticiasdenuevaesparta.com...

Colombian guerrillas operating from Venezuela by Noticias de NE

Some 1900 Colombian guerrillas operating from Venezuela, says Colombia military chief

About 1,900 fighters belonging to Colombian rebel and #crimegroups are operating from Venezuela, where they plan attacks and participate in drug trafficking, the commander of Colombia’s armed forces said. Go: noticiasdenuevaesparta.com The Colombian government has long said Venezuela’s leadership grants safe harbor to Colombian #armedgroups, allowing trafficking of #cocaine in exchange for a cut...

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