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Venezuela Identifies Most Violent Municipalities

Venezuela Identifies Most Violent Municipalities

A leaked report offers a rare, albeit incomplete glimpse at the Venezuelan government's official homicide data, with levels now among some of the highest in the world, something which the authorities have sought to hide. 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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