05.31.15: To The End

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In Venezuela

Diosdado Cabello continued his offensive against critical media today, announcing that he is suing Spain’s ABC and the Wall Street Journal for publishing stories linking him to major drug trafficking operations in the country.

In late January, ABC published a story in which it claims that Leamsy Salazar, a former bodyguard to both Cabello and Chavez, had defected to the United States and implicated Cabello as heading a major drug trafficking operation called the Cartel de los Soles. On May 18, the Wall Street Journal published an article citing anonymous U.S. law enforcement officials as saying that Cabello and other Venezuelan officials were under investigation for drug-related activities.

Cabello made the announcement on Televen’s Jose Vicente Hoy. Rangel began the show with a show of unquestioning support for the head of the National Assembly, calling the accusations against him “cowardly” and “disgusting”.

In his defence, Cabello repeated…

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