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Venezuela Coastal State Could Be Hot New Drug Trafficking Route

Venezuelan authorities seized six major drug shipments during the month of November in the eastern state of Anzoátegui, potentially indicating an increase in drug...
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Government Mafia Structures Plague Venezuela Emigration Process

The enormous bribery and extortion pressures that Venezuelans face when trying to leave their country legally is further proof that criminal structures are...
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Police Along Venezuela Border Consolidate as Criminal Structures

Two sweeping investigations into police units serving along Venezuela’s border were ordered after the arrest of 15 officers, several of whom are accused of...
Criminal groups called colectivos are operating in Venezuela’s main mining state
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Armed Groups Spread Crime and Chaos in Venezuela Mining Region

Three violent events in less than two weeks attributed to pro-government criminal groups in Venezuela’s Bolívar state show how far they have expanded and...
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ELN Now Present in Half of Venezuela

Recent ELN attacks against the Venezuela military in the state of Amazonas and civilian miners in the state of Bolívar reflect the Colombian guerrilla group’s...
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Venezuela Institutional Weaknesses Facilitate Cocaine Trafficking: Report

A new study from Transparency Venezuela says that the country’s weak criminal justice system, made worse by the government’s cooptation of public institutions,...
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Venezuela Mega-Gang Leader Seen Partying, Symbol of State Abandonment

A short cellphone video of a "mega-gang" leader in Venezuela shows him relaxed, partying and seemingly thumbing his nose at...
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Rastrojos Demonstrate Power with Attack on Venezuela Military Base

A recent attack by Colombian criminal group, Los Rastrojos, on a military base in Venezuela confirms that the group is gathering strength in the country and will...
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Venezuela Govt. Controls Spur Cattle Smuggling Into Colombia

A growth in cattle smuggling from Venezuela to Colombia with participation from criminal organizations could be the result of heavy-handed controls that the...