Venezuela's foreign minister has stated in front of the United Nations that her country does not have an endemic drug trafficking problem despite overwhelming evidence the country has become a key drug transshipment point.
Two recent arrests of army officers highlight the prevalence of drug trafficking within Venezuela's security forces, and hint at a possible fragmentation within the shadowy Cartel of the Suns.
Venezuela's embattled president is increasing his own security and that of his close associates, digging in as the country faces worsening levels of violence and economic uncertainty.
A Colombian airline executive has turned himself over to US authorities and is expected to testify about drug flights leaving Venezuela. However, it is not a given that his testimony…