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President Maduro’s supporters jubilant after Hugo Carvajal is released instead of facing extradition to the US
Venezuela’s former military intelligence head Hugo Carvajal, wanted by the United States over drug accusations and arrested four days ago on the Caribbean island of Aruba, was released on Sunday.
“He’s been freed and is in the airport about to fly back,” the retired general’s lawyer, Chris Lejuez, told Reuters by phone from Aruba. “He’s obviously happy.”
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- Jets join flight to Panama City as ‘precaution’
- Canadian police storm plane and arrest man, 25
Two US F16 fighter jets were scrambled to escort a Panama City-bound flight from Canada back to Toronto on Friday after a man on the plane apparently threatened to blow up the aircraft, authorities said.
Major Julie Roberge of North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD) said the jets flew up to join Sunwing Airlines flight 772 as a “precaution” less than an hour after it took off from Toronto’s Pearson International Airport.
Presidents of Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador say combination of US policies is seriously harming their countries Continue reading…