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Brand-Name Coronavirus Drug Appears in Venezuela’s Black Market

A black market for an antiviral drug used to treat coronavirus has emerged in Venezuela, revealing that even expensive, lifesaving medicines are fueling the...
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Deaths Inside Venezuelan Prisons Doubled During Pandemic

Inmate deaths have doubled in Venezuela's jails during the coronavirus pandemic, a crisis that underscores how the country's anarchic prisons foment violence and...
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Venezuela’s Baseball Academies Batting Away Extortion Threats

With dozens of Venezuelan athletes now playing on Major League Baseball teams in the United States, a powerful gang has begun to extort local academies and scouts...
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Corruption Charges at Venezuela’s US Oil Subsidiary Fuel Tensions

Both Venezuela and the United States are advancing legal cases against former officials from Citgo, a subsidiary of Venezuelan state oil company PdVSA, signaling...
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Brazil Humanitarian Law Feeds Active Black Market in Venezuela

Food trucked into Venezuela from Brazil under a law allowing it to be transported for humanitarian needs is being diverted to Venezuela's black...
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Venezuela Indigenous Communities at Risk From ELN Mining Incursions

Recent incursions by the ELN to set up illegal mining facilities along the Caura River in central Venezuela are being seen as a threat by local Indigenous...
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Between Contraband and Coronavirus: Migration Dynamics at the Venezuela-Colombia Border

As Venezuelan citizens try to return home during the coronavirus pandemic, their own government has accused them of spreading the virus while illegal groups along...
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Coronavirus Unrest Sparks Surge in Riots in Latin America’s Prisons

Inmate uprisings have ripped through prisons in Latin America amid COVID-19 outbreaks, offering further evidence that the region’s prison systems are buckling...
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Libyan Militia Leader Ideal Client for Venezuela’s Gold-for-Dollars Deals

A Libyan militia leader allegedly trading US dollars for Venezuelan gold adds to mounting evidence that President Nicolás Maduro now welcomes all buyers in his...