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Gang members said to be behind recent Opumare violence
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Venezuela ‘Peace Zones’ Could Heighten Impunity: Expert

Proposals by the Venezuelan government to form "peace zones" will just enhance the power of criminal gangs and the impunity they enjoy, according to a security...
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Venezuela Set for Record-Breaking Violence in 2012

Venezuela saw 9,510 murders in the first six months of the year, according to police figures, putting the country on track to surpass 2011's record level of...
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Will Venezuela’s Violence Prompt Change in Govt, or Prevent it?

Violence is becoming a focal point for Venezuela's upcoming presidential elections, with the government and opposition competing to promise security to voters, amid...
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Political Divisions Fuel Venezuela’s Most Violent Year

Venezuela saw its most deadly year ever in 2011, according to a new report, thanks to the spread of urban militias and the rise of violent street crime, while...