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Is 'Cartel of the Suns' Behind Venezuela-Colombia Border Closure?

Is 'Cartel of the Suns' Behind Venezuela-Colombia Border Closure?

Speculation has emerged that Venezuela's unilateral shutdown of its border with Colombia is intended to discourage the extradition of two suspected drug traffickers linked to Venezuelan security forces, raising the possibility the "Cartel of the Suns" is behind the border closure. Read More

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Venezuela is a key transit country for drug shipments going from Colombia to the United States and Europe. The illegal drug trade has traditionally been controlled by foreign organizations, particularly Colombians, attracted by poor rule of law and corruption. However, there is evidence that beginning in the mid-2000s corrupt elements in the security forces stepped up their role in the business, forming a loose network dubbed the “Cartel de los Soles” (Cartel of the Suns).

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