Transnational Threats, Drug Trafficking, and Organized Crime Stories
Comprises all the stories we publish on the most pressing regional threats to the region, including drug trafficking, Drug Smuggling, Human Trafficking, transnational organized crime, and any threat networks that affect our region as a whole by causing/spreading generalized insecurity and instability. The stories in this section are about the joint efforts to collaborate and build a united front to confront these threat networks for the common good of the entire region.
Venezuela: Stronghold of FARC Dissidents
Dissidents of the former Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC, in Spanish) have established a presence in Venezuela and work alongside the regime of Nicolás Maduro, engaging in illegal gold mining and controlling a large part of the drug trafficking market, security experts say.
The Maduro Regime Targets Digital Media To Silence The Opposition
A Venezuelan teenager lost his sight after police fired rubber bullets at his face as he took part in a protest against the regime of Nicolás Maduro in the western state of Táchira, on July 1. Rufo Chacon, 16, had demonstrated with his mother about the shortage of basic goods in the country.
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