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Venezuela Prison Crisis is Chance for Political Point Scoring

The struggle to retake a Venezuelan prison from its heavily-armed inmates has spawned a political battle, with the government opening an investigation into the...
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Venezuela Prison Riots Leave at least 23 Dead

Nineteen inmates died in a clash in a Venezuelan prison on Sunday, while four inmates were killed in riots in another prison within...
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Venezuela to Send Top FARC Rebel to Colombia

Venezuela has started the process of sending a captured leading member of rebel group the FARC back to Colombia, from where he may be extradited to the...
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Venezuela Rights Group Warns of Rise in Vigilantes

A Venezuelan non-governmental organization has released a report warning of the spread of vigilante groups, often involving police, operating in the...
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Venezuela Seizes 330 Kilos Cocaine on Colombia Border

Venezuela authorities seized 330 kilos of cocaine and arrested two people, one a Colombian national, in two separate operations in Tachira, close to the border with...
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Inmate Takeovers Reflect Chaos in Venezuela Prisons

Two mass kidnappings inside prisons in under a month have rattled Venezuela, and offered further evidence that the system may be on the verge of...
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‘FARC Drug Trafficker’ Captured in Venezuela

Venezuela's government announced the capture of alleged FARC operative Didier Rios Galindo, alias “Ñenguere,” who is accused of handling drug trafficking for...
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Colombia Moves to Increase Border Security

Colombia signed a security pact with Peru and also asked Venezela to better monitor the shared border region, in a joint effort to better combat drug...
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Venezuela Politician Makes Narco-Corruption Claims

A local politician from the state of Anzoategui, northeast Venezuela, has publicly reported a number of soldiers to the authorities for alleged links with drug...
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FARC Computers Shine Spotlight on Chavez Militias

Reheated reports that Colombia's biggest guerrilla group the FARC trained pro-Chavez militia groups in Venezuela, while not new, are a reminder of the proliferation...
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Report Details FARC Ties to Ecuador, Venezuela

A new book published by London-based think tank the International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS) suggests that Ecuadorian President Rafael Correa personally...
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Colombia Extradites Makled to Venezuela

Colombia has extradited drug kingpin Walid Makled to face trial in his native country...