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Capture of Venezuela Mega-Gang in Peru is Ominous Sign for Region

The recent capture of several members of a Venezuela criminal group in Peru illustrates how criminals in the troubled Andean nation are migrating and sometimes...
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Colombia President Duque’s 5 ‘Hot Potatoes’

Colombia's new President Iván Duque took office August 7 where he will have to face down an ever-evolving...
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Weekly InSight: Corruption, Money Laundering and Bribery at Venezuela’s PdVSA

In our August 2 Facebook Live session, Spanish Editor Ronna Rísquez spoke with Venezuelan journalist and director of media outlet El Pitazo César Batiz about...
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ELN and EPL Conflict Intensifies at Colombia-Venezuela Border

A recent massacre that left eight people dead near the Colombia-Venezuela border shows how much the conflict has intensified between two armed groups battling for...
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US Charges Point to Rampant Corruption at Venezuela State Oil Company

US authorities are charging a network of Venezuelan elites and international financial actors with laundering over a billion dollars stolen from the state-owned oil...
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Nicaragua Anti-Terrorism Law Could Criminalize Opposition

Lawmakers in Nicaragua recently approved an anti-terrorism law that many fear will be used to criminalize the opposition amid a deepening political crisis, a tactic...
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Transnational Sex Trafficking Rings Cash In on Venezuela Crisis

Authorities in Spain and Venezuela have arrested members of two different transnational networks sexually exploiting women and girls fleeing the South American...
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Venezuela Prisons: Organized Crime Control Centers

For seven years under the same prison minister, organized crime groups have turned Venezuela's prisons into their own control centers. But rather than combat them,...
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EPL Urban Militia Sows Fear in Colombia-Venezuela Border Communities

The demobilization of Colombia's main guerrilla group, the FARC, has left a criminal power vacuum along the country's eastern border with Venezuela, where a war for...