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CARTEL DE LOS SOLES / 18 APR 2017

Whatever happens following "the mother of all protests" in Venezuela on April 19, political uncertainty looks guaranteed and will be embraced by organized crime. Below, InSight Crime looks at some…

CARTEL DE LOS SOLES / 22 MAR 2017

A new report details the evolution of Venezuela's drug trade, and offers some insights into the rise of the military's role in this illicit business.

CARTEL DE LOS SOLES / 14 FEB 2017

The decision by the United States to sanction Tareck El Aissami, the recently-appointed vice president of Venezuela, for his alleged involvement in drug trafficking makes him the highest-ranking official in…

CARTEL DE LOS SOLES / 4 JAN 2017

The Cartel of the Suns lived up to its name in 2016, moving from the shadows into the light with the exposure of new details about the network of corrupt…

CARTEL DE LOS SOLES / 3 JAN 2017

This year has brought Venezuela to its knees -- economically, politically and socially -- providing organized crime with extremely fertile ground.

CARTEL DE LOS SOLES / 21 NOV 2016

Two nephews of Venezuela's first lady have been found guilty of drug crimes in a US federal court, with several pieces of evidence presented during the trial pointing to complicity…

CARTEL DE LOS SOLES / 9 NOV 2016

The recent arrest in Honduras of a lesser-known suspect in Venezuela's “narco nephews” case may bring to light additional information about the trafficking network involved, given the defendant's potentially key…

CARTEL DE LOS SOLES / 9 SEP 2016

The brother of Venezuela’s first lady reportedly set up an international cocaine trafficking deal that landed her nephews in US federal court, another indication that involvement in the drug trade…

CARTEL DE LOS SOLES / 1 SEP 2016

Authorities in food-poor Venezuela arrested two individuals on suspicion of smuggling almost three tons of white powder, but it wasn't the usual seizure of illegal drugs. It was flour.

CARTEL DE LOS SOLES / 24 AUG 2016

Venezuela's new minister of Interior and Justice touted the country's drug interdiction bona fides just weeks after the US government announced he had been indicted on drug trafficking charges.

CARTEL DE LOS SOLES / 17 AUG 2016

Authorities in Venezuela sentenced 10 individuals for trafficking 1.4 tons of cocaine on an Air France flight in 2013, but the convicted did not include any high-level military officials --…

CARTEL DE LOS SOLES / 8 AUG 2016

Venezuelan authorities charged four National Guard members with plotting to traffic a load of cocaine to Mexico, but the low ranks of the officers point to the government's reluctance to…

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