Crime Accusations Have Long Dogged Tareck El Aissami, Venezuela’s No. 2

A Venezuelan drug trafficker in 2010 bragged about his connection to Tareck El Aissami, the vice president the U.S. has called a drug “kingpin.” Source: World

Venezuela Blocks CNN en Español Over Report on Passport Fraud

The CNN channel had broadcast a report linking the country’s vice president and others to a passport scheme at its embassy in Iraq. Source: World

U.S. Imposes Sanctions on Venezuela’s Vice President, Calling Him a Drug ‘Kingpin’

Vice President Tareck El Aissami was sanctioned by the Trump administration for what it said was “playing a significant role in international narcotics trafficking.” Source: World

Corruption Scandals With Brazilian Roots Cascade Across Latin America

Years of investigations have resulted in 77 Brazilian Odebrecht executives signing plea deals, and now officials across the region are facing legal trouble. Source: World