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Bribes let smugglers use Caracas airport

Among those pleased by efforts to end an air-traffic standoff between U.S. and Venezuelan officials are undoubtedly the drug traffickers working at the Venezuelan capital’s Maiquetia International Airport. In the past month, the two sides have been squabbling over airline-safety regulations and threatening to cancel some commercial flights. But they now seem close to working out a deal that would avert a major slowdown in air traffic between the nations and, in turn, keep business as usual for Maiquetia’s drug traffickers. Full Story

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