Diosdado Cabello, former head of Venezuela’s National Assembly, tried to sue the Wall Street Journal for libel. His case was dismissed,
U.S. District Judge Katherine Forrest in Manhattan ruled on Wednesday that Diosdado Cabello had failed to explain exactly how the article was false.
The article, Venezuelan Officials Suspected of Turning Country into Global Cocaine Hub.
U.S. probe targets No. 2 official Diosdado Cabello, several others, on suspicion of drug trafficking and money laundering explicitly says (emphasis added),
“There is extensive evidence to justify that he is one of the heads, if not the head, of the cartel,” said the Justice Department official, speaking of a group of military officers and top officials suspected of being involved in the drug trade. “He certainly is a main target.”