U.S. charges Venezuela’s president with drug trafficking

Q: President Nicolás Maduro of Venezuela was indicted in the United States last week in a narco-terrorism and cocaine trafficking conspiracy in which prosecutors said he led a violent drug cartel even as he amassed power. Where is Venezuela?

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Q: The indictment accused Maduro and other members of his inner circle of conspiring with rebels in the nation on Venezuela’s western border “to flood the United States with cocaine” and use the drug trade as a “weapon against America.” What nation is Venezuela’s neighbor?

A. Brazil

B. Colombia

C. Guyana

D. Trinidad and Tobago

Q: Maduro is already under U.S. sanctions and has been the target of a U.S. effort aimed at pushing him from power. Venezuela’s economy is in shambles despite the nation having its greatest wealth in which resource?

A. Coal

B. Gold

C. Iron

D. Oil

Q: The U.S. and Venezuela have been ideological foes for two decades, when Maduro’s predecessor, the late Hugo Chávez, initiated socialist policies after he was elected president in 1998. Which nation supports Chavez’s socialist heir Maduro?

A. Canada

B. Brazil

C. Russia

D. Spain

Q: Chavez called his socialist program a "Bolivarian Revolution," named after Simon Bolivar, the great South American revolutionary of the early 1800s. He was born in the city which is now the capital of Venezuela. What is the capital?

A. Caracas

B. La Paz

C. Lima

D. Quito

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