Venezuela leader condemns 'imperialist' attacks after drug arrests

Reuters News
Posted: Nov 12, 2015 6:50 AM

CARACAS (Reuters) - Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro on Thursday condemned what he called imperialist attacks and ambushes after two nephews of his wife were arrested in Haiti and taken to the United States to face drug trafficking charges.

"The fatherland will follow its course," tweeted Maduro, who was to address the United Nations human rights body in Geneva later on Thursday.

"Neither attacks nor imperalist ambushes can harm the people of the liberators," he added in what appeared to be his first public reference to his relatives' detention.

(Writing by Andrew Cawthorne; Editing by Lisa Von Ahn)