US charges Venezuela’s Nicolás Maduro with narco-terrorism

The US has charged Nicolás Maduro and other Venezuelan officials with participating in an alleged narco-terrorism scheme, in a major escalation of the Trump administration’s campaign to oust the Latin American leader even as the country faces a growing humanitarian crisis. 


William Barr, the US attorney-general, said on Thursday that Mr Maduro, 57, and his associates conspired with a dissident faction of former Colombian left-wing guerrilla group, the Farc, to use Venezuela as...