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Kidnapping in Venezuela Rose 60% in 2010: Think Tank

A Venezuelan think-tank stated that kidnappings could have risen by 60 percent between 2009 and 2010, with this nation overtaking Colombia, once the world kidnap...
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Venezuela’s Murder Rate: Beyond the Rhetoric

As both Venezuela’s government and the opposition battle over the significance of the country’s rising murder rate, neither side seems to be focusing on its...
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On Colombian Border, Chavez Joins Forces With Opposition to Fight Crime

In an unprecedented display of non-partisanship, President Hugo Chavez’s government is teaming up with opposition political officials in the Venezuelan border...
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Colombia and Venezuela: A Shift in Security Cooperation?

Venezuela and Colombia are seeking to increase security cooperation, which could have profound consequences for organized crime in the...
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Venezuela to Manufacture Kalashnikov Rifles

In a move that many analysts see as potentially destabilizing for the region, Venezuela will begin to manufacture Kalashnikov rifles with the assistance of Russian...
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Hugo Chavez: US Wants Makled to ‘Vomit’ Accusations

InSight Crime translates an excerpt from Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez's weekly column, "Las Lineas de Chávez," in which Chavez speaks of Colombia's decision...
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Colombia to Extradite Suspect to Venezuela, not US

In an unprecedented gesture of diplomacy, Colombian officials have announced that an alleged Venezuelan drug trafficker arrested earlier this year will be...
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Colombia, Venezuela to Prepare Joint Anti-Narcotics Treaty

Colombia's Defense Minister, Rodrigo Rivera, announced that he would meet on November 19th with the Venezuelan Minister of the Interior, Tarek El Aissami, to...