Friday, March 18, 2016

Weekly InSight: The Evolution of Organized Crime in Venezuela...

Weekly InSight | 18 March 2016

News Analysis

The Origins of Organized Crime in Venezuela

Journalist Javier Mayorca examines the evolution of organized crime in Venezuela, from the first manifestations of official corruption and contraband during colonial times and the influence of Italian groups, to when criminal organizations reached their peak after Hugo Chávez took power.

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