Maduro Confidant Represses in Caracas, Does Business in Miami

Friday, May 16, 2014
While the State Department remains "confused" about sanctioning Venezuelan regime officials for their egregious human rights violations, Diario las Americas reports on the U.S. business activities of Miguel Rodriguez Torres, Venezuela's Minister of the Interior and Justice and a long-time confidant of Nicolas Maduro.

His business, Importadora Alzuro, is run by his wife, Zuleima Rosana Medina Rodriguez.  It imports food products from the United States, which are then sold to the Venezuelan state's food distribution network.

Medina Rodriguez enjoys a tourist visa to the United States, where she and her daughters frequently travel, shop, party and conduct business.

Meanwhile, her husband continues to arrest, torture and murder Venezuelan student activists.