In Venezuela, all eyes are on a security expert named Leamsy Salazar. Salazar once worked on the personal detail of Diosdado Cabello, the second-most powerful politician in Venezuela -- that is until he bolted for Washington, D.C. Now, rumor has it that Salazar is about to finger Cabello as the head of a massive international drug ring, a story Venezuela's ruling elite has fiercely disputed all week.
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What's not in question, though, is that Venezuela has moved up the ranks to become among the world's biggest drug traffickers. Two new federal cases in Miami this week spell out how closely Miami's own drug trade is tied to the Bolivarian Republic.More »