According to the Spanish newspaper ABC, the Venezuelan Vice President Nicolas Maduro is in negotiations with the U.S. to strengthen its relationships, and thus putting aside the Parliament President Diosdado Cabello, to enhance his image with Venezuela.
Last month, in December 2012, an emissary of Maduro met with White House Chief for Latin America at the National Security Council, Ricardo Zuniga. While Roy Chaderton, the Venezuelan ambassador to the Organization of American States (OAS), discussed several political issues, among these is the possible return of the DEA, the U.S. anti-drug agency, to Venezuela, revealed the Spanish newspaper.
According to ABC sources, the renewed relations between the U.S. and Venezuela were treated directly by Maduro himself with Roberta Jacobson, head of the Department of State for the Western Hemisphere, through a telephone call in November, where an explicit reference is made to the problem of drug trafficking.
If this old aspiration is accepted, it could threaten Diosdado Cabello, because the DEA investigations suggests he’s suspect of managing the drug trafficking in the South American country.