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Venezuela Deports Suspected Traffickers to US, Colombia

Days after Washington classed Venezuela as having failed to meet its obligations to fight drug trafficking, the country deported six suspected drug traffickers to...
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Venezuela Shrugs Off US Allegations of FARC Ties

The Venezuelan government has distanced itself from Colombia's FARC rebels in recent months, but its response to the U.S.'s naming of four more high-level officials...
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With Caracas Police Gone, Bank Robberies Up: Report

A report by El Universal highlights how "motobanquistas" -- armed men who, by motorbike, rob civilians who've just withdrawn cash -- operate in Venezuela's...
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Spy vs Spy: Cyber Crime, Surveillance on Rise in Latin America

Phone tapping, data theft, and secret recordings have made headlines across Latin America in recent weeks, reflecting the growth of cyber crime and information...
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Venezuela Prison Crisis Continues with 13 Dead

Attempts at reform have failed to halt the crisis in Venezuela's prison system, where 13 inmates have died and 62 been wounded since the new prison minister was...
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Venezuela Murders Could Hit 19,000 in 2011

According to an NGO that tracks violence in Venezuela, the country is on track to register 60 homicides for every 100,000 inhabitants in 2011, or more than 19,000...
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NGO Warns of ‘Social Explosion’ After Venezuela Elections

Non-profit organization International Crisis Group predicts a surge of violence after Venezuela’s 2012 presidential elections, whether or not President Hugo Chavez...
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FARC Guerrilla Seeks Asylum in Venezuela

Venezuela has suspended the process of extraditing a FARC guerrilla leader known as "Julian Conrado" to Colombia, after the prisoner lodged an asylum...
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Chavez’s Organized Crime War, and Calderon’s

Why is no one talking about a "drug war" in Venezuela, when murder rates are double those of Mexico and organized crime is infiltrating state bodies, asks blogger...