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Battle Over Venezuela Gold Behind Killings of Miners

Ten days after another massacre perpetrated by the army in Venezuela's mining region, its parliament has announced that it will bring the case to international...
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Belligerent ELN Front Kills Five Colombian Soldiers Near Venezuela Border

A deadly ambush against Colombian soldiers blamed on the ELN shows the rebel group's internal divide around its ongoing peace negotiations, and is a reminder of its...
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Video Shows Notorious ‘Colectivo’ Leader Greeted by Venezuela Officials

A video showing a notorious colectivo leader and alleged criminal embracing high-ranking officials in public provides further credence to the idea these...
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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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Corruption Survey Shows Latin America Still Struggling to Tackle Graft

A new survey says that despite some advances made in recent years, Latin America and the Caribbean continue to score poorly for corruption, underscoring ongoing...
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Brazil’s PCC Expands Criminal Activity, Trafficking Arms From Venezuela

A criminal group has been reported smuggling weapons of war out of Venezuela to expand their illegal activities, taking advantage of the country's economic crisis,...
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Colombia’s ELN Reportedly Distributing Venezuela Government Food on the Border

The ELN could be participating in the distribution of Venezuelan government food rations in states along the Colombian border, which may be an attempt by the...
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Controversial Venezuela Official Named ‘Protector’ of Colombia Border State

The Venezuelan government has placed control of a volatile border state in the hands of a controversial figure known for his relations with armed groups, in a move...
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Report Highlights How Venezuela Crisis Fuels Piracy, Contraband in the Caribbean

A small patch of water between Venezuela’s eastern coast and the shores of Trinidad and Tobago has become a dangerous haven for pirates and criminals smuggling...