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Russia to Build AK-47 Bullet Factory in Cuba

Russia is planning to build a factory to manufacture bullets for AK-47 rifles in Cuba, according to Russian...
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Demand for Bodyguards Surges in Crime-Hit Venezuela

The demand for bodyguards has surged by 70 percent in Venezuela in recent years, according to a bodyguard association, with those in the profession often earning...
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Chavez Sends Troops onto Caracas Streets to Fight Crime

Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez has ordered the deployment of more than 3,000 National Guard troops onto the streets in an effort to curb violent crime in the...
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Nats Catcher, Wilson Ramos, Kidnapped in Venezuela

Wilson Ramos, the catcher for Washington D.C. baseball team the Nationals, was abducted from his home in Santa Ines, in Venezuela’s central Carabobo...
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Violence in Venezuela Prisons Claims Over 400 Lives in 2011

An NGO reported that the number of prisoners killed in custody in 2011 has already surpassed the total for 2010, making the Venezuelan jails among the most...
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Chavez Promises Military 50% Pay Rise

President Hugo Chavez announced a 50 percent salary boost and other benefits for members of Venezuela’s armed...
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‘Gang Boss’ Behind Taking of 60 Hostages in Venezuela Prison

Inmates at a maximum security prison in Venezuela have held some 60 prison employees hostage since October 14, reportedly at the request of a powerful prison gang...
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Chavez Suggests Law to Shoot Down Suspected Drug Planes

Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez has proposed legislation to allow the military to shoot down suspected drug trafficking...
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Inmates Free 1,550 Hostages Held in Venezuela Prison

Inmates at a Venezuelan prison released some 1,550 people who had been held hostage for more than a week by gang bosses demanding concessions from the...