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Colombia’s ELN Reportedly Distributing Venezuela Government Food on the Border

The ELN could be participating in the distribution of Venezuelan government food rations in states along the Colombian border, which may be an attempt by the...
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Controversial Venezuela Official Named ‘Protector’ of Colombia Border State

The Venezuelan government has placed control of a volatile border state in the hands of a controversial figure known for his relations with armed groups, in a move...
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Report Highlights How Venezuela Crisis Fuels Piracy, Contraband in the Caribbean

A small patch of water between Venezuela’s eastern coast and the shores of Trinidad and Tobago has become a dangerous haven for pirates and criminals smuggling...
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Shifting Criminal Dynamics Signal Violent Future for Colombia-Venezuela Border

Venezuela’s continued spiral into economic, political and social crisis and the demobilization of Colombia’s largest guerrilla group have shifted criminal...
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Weekly InSight: GameChangers in Latin America Organized Crime in 2017

In our January 25 Facebook Live session, InSight Crime Co-Director Jeremy McDermott and Senior Editor Mike LaSusa discussed our annual GameChangers series, covering...
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The Eight Criminal Armies Supporting Venezuela’s Maduro Administration

The editor of one of Venezuela’s most important media organizations denounced that a combination of security forces and groups linked to organized crime have...
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InSight Crime’s 2017 Homicide Round-Up

Record highs, all-time lows, and a few surprises -- 2017 proved a remarkable year in terms of homicide levels for many a country across Latin America and the...
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GameChangers 2017: What to Watch for in 2018

Organized crime thrives amid political corruption and uncertainty. There will be plenty of this in Latin America in 2018, helping organized crime deepen its roots...
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Venezuela Opposition Leader Killed in Government Security Operation

A prominent opposition figure in Venezuela was killed after a high-powered firefight with security forces, making him perhaps the highest-profile individual slain...
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Venezuela Politicians Accuse Military of Involvement in Contraband Mineral Trade

Two congressmen in Venezuela allege that members of the armed forces play a central role in the country's contraband mineral trade, in another example of how the...
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GameChangers 2017: Anti-Corruption Successes Fuel Elite Backlash

Corruption scandals have continued to break at dizzying pace across Latin America throughout 2017, spanning politics, business, the security forces, the judiciary...
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GameChangers 2017: Venezuela’s Maduro Administration Strengthens Criminal Ties

Venezuela's role as a hotbed for organized crime in the Americas has deepened this year. The country’s political, economic and social crises have...