The United States has unsealed federal drug trafficking charges against the embattled Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro. The federal government is accusing Maduro and his regime of taking a prominent leading role in Venezuela’s drug trafficking, which has led to massive amounts of cocaine being smuggled into the United States. Relations with Venezuela have been on the downturn for over 20 years, since late former president Hugo Chavez took over control of the South American country.
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Attorney General William Barr has stated that the Maduro regime has been working in conjunction with the FARC guerrilla movement. FARC is the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia. They are a Marxist-Leninist guerrilla group who was formed back in 1964. FARC was originally formed to represent the poor after the end of the Colombian civil war back in 1958. FARC is considered a terrorist group by the United States.