US indicts Venezuelan president Nicolás Maduro and allies

Politico (EU) | Mar 26, 2020 at 5:07 PM
  • The Trump Administration is ramping up its pressure campaign against Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro by releasing a criminal indictment charging him with drug trafficking and by posting a $15 million reward for his capture.
  • The aggressive legal move against a head of state is arguably the first of its kind since the Justice Department obtained indictments of Panamanian leader Manuel Noriega in 1988.
  • Journalists were barred from the room at Justice Department headquarters in Washington where Barr appeared, but video of the event was streamed live over the internet and reporters asked questions by phone.