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General’s Murder Hints at Complete Impunity for Venezuela Megabandas

The recent murders of an air force general and five other security officials in Venezuela, believed to have been carried out by a mega-gang, confirms...
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Failed Venezuela Uprising Benefits Armed and Criminal Groups

Venezuela's social conflict and violence may be even more complicated a week after the failed military uprising led by Juan Guaidó. This continued descent into...
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EPL, Rastrojos Behind Rising Violence in Venezuela Border State of Táchira

A recent shootout at the main border crossing between Colombia and Venezuela and the killing of five people in another Venezuelan frontier town shows that clashes...
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Prison Mafia in Venezuela is Not Just the ‘Pranes’: Carlos Nieto

Carlos Nieto Palma has witnessed the worst of Venezuela's prison system during the past two decades as a lawyer defending the rights of...
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Mega-Gang Turns Venezuela’s Largest Landfill into Criminal Fortress

Venezuela's largest garbage dump has become a lawless territory where waste has become the raw material for a lucrative and growing criminal...
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Guerrilla Groups Largest Employers at Colombia-Venezuela Border: Report

Criminal groups from Colombia have become the major source of employment in Venezuelan villages across the border as they recruit victims of the...
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Neutralizing Criminal Groups Key in Guaidó Security Plan for Venezuela

The opposition leader and president of Venezuela’s National Assembly has launched his new security plan for a potential transition government, announcing a series...
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Venezuela Govt Claims Military Buildup at Colombian Border is to Combat Criminal Groups

Venezuela has positioned 17 military bases along its border with Colombia in an effort to address what security officials describe as multiple attacks...
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Gentil Duarte’s Master Plan to Reunite Colombia’s FARC Dissidents

FARC dissident commander Miguel Botache Santillana, alias "Gentil Duarte," is leading a movement to unite Colombia's former FARC fighters into a single force --...