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Venezuela Criminal Structures Bolster Maduro in Second Term

The swearing in of Nicolás Maduro for a second presidential term demonstrates just how deeply entrenched organized crime structures are in Venezuela’s...
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Venezuela, the New Regional Crime Hub

Venezuela has become a regional crime hub, with profound consequences for Latin America and beyond. And with another Nicolás Maduro term, the roots of organized...
Photo: Fernando Llano 
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Drug Trafficking Within the Venezuelan Regime: The ‘Cartel of the Suns’

In Latin America, criminal entrepreneurs in the form of cartels, have traditionally run drug trafficking. In Venezuela, it is managed from within government,...
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US Mulls Sanctions Against Venezuela’s Diosdado Cabello

The United States government could impose sanctions on the second most powerful person in Venezuela, according to a diplomat at the U.S. embassy in the country....
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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...
Experts expect US economic sanctions against Venezuela President Nicolas Maduro to have zero impact
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US Sanctions on Venezuela President Promise Zero Impact, Experts Say

The rare move by the United States to place economic sanctions on Venezuela's President Nicolás Maduro will do little to reduce criminality within his regime and...
(Left to right) Tibisay Lucena, Néstor Reverol, Iris Varela and Elías Jaua
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New US Sanctions Hit Top Venezuela Officials With Criminal Ties

The latest round of sanctions by the United States against high-ranking Venezuelan officials claim to punish human rights abuses, but several of these powerful...
Yazenky Lamas is processed for extradition
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Venezuela Pilot’s Extradition Could Lead to Cartel of the Suns Revelations

Colombia has extradited a Venezuelan former army captain with ties to the administration of President Nicolás Maduro to face drug trafficking charges in the United...
Venezuela security forces watch demonstrating protestors
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Could Dissent in Venezuela Military, Judiciary Crack Maduro’s Criminal Regime?

Cracks have appeared in Venezuela's increasingly criminal regime. Dissidence has set in within the military, which is propping up the flailing government, and a key...