Maduro calls nephews' US conviction 'imperialist attack'

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro speaks during a meeting in Caracas on October 28, 2016The 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. The pair — Efrain Antonio Campo Flores, 30, and Francisco Flores de Freitas, 31 — were convicted of plotting to smuggle 800 kilos (1,760 pounds) of cocaine into the United States. “Do you think this was a coincidence?” Maduro asked supporters at a rally in Caracas.

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