Rains keep Venezuelan authorities on the alert
A fatality, flooded dwellings and blocked roads have been reported
Certain areas have been seriously hit by heavy rains since Monday afternoon, namely, Páez municipality in central-western Portuguesa state, where a ravine overflowed; and Maracaibo and Miranda municipalities in north western Zulia state, where 200 dwellings were damaged.
Northern Miranda and Aragua states, and western Mérida and Táchira states, and the Capital District were also stricken by recent rains. Blocked roads and a handful of flooded dwellings were reported.
So far, only one fatality has been reported in the surrounding areas of Caracas, Venezuela's capital.
Luis Jiménez Alfaro seems to have hidden under the rocks. The last time he was seen was on April 2006 walking calmly around Simón Bolívar International Airport of Maiquetía, located nearby Caracas. At that time, more than five tons of cocaine arrived in Mexico in an airplane which took off from Venezuela, and his name featured as a missing piece of the puzzle of one of the most massive drug shipments that has been witnessed in the Western Hemisphere.