Maduro calls nephews’ conviction ‘imperialist attack’
Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro railed against a US court ruling that convicted two of his nephews for drug trafficking, calling it an “imperialist attack”. The socialist leader also defended First Lady Cilia Flores as a “revolutionary” in his first public reaction to the guilty verdict handed down by a New York jury a week ago against two of her brothers’ sons. Efrain Antonio Campo Flores, 30, and Francisco Flores de Freitas, 31, were convicted of plotting to smuggle 800 kilograms of cocaine into the United States.
Russian President Vladimir Putin (left) shakes hands with US action hero actor Steven Seagal after presenting a Russian passport to him during a meeting at the Kremlin in Moscow on November 25.