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Bronze Smuggling Leaves Venezuela’s Cemeteries Without Headstones

A recent investigation into the theft and smuggling of bronze in Venezuela has revealed the existence of an organized crime network, dismantling Venezuelan...
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The Armed Groups Propping Up Venezuela’s Government

Reports from Venezuela are shocking the world with images of “colectivos,” police and military using excessive force -- even opening fire -- on unarmed...
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Op-Ed: Venezuela – Latin America’s Iraq?

Is it just me or does Nicolas Maduro look a lot like Saddam Hussein? After US intervention in Iraq, we saw a nation that descended into civil war, mass displacement...
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Pacific Drug Routes From South America More Popular Than Atlantic

With a well-known route through the Southern Cone decimated and authorities combing the Caribbean Sea and the Atlantic Ocean, drug traffickers are turning to the...
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Key Criminal Revelations From Former Venezuela Intelligence Chief

The former head of Venezuela’s military intelligence service has revealed some key details that confirm longstanding links between several officials in the regime...
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Venezuela Mega-Gang Shatters ‘Pax Mafiosa’ by Murdering Rivals

A dangerous mega-gang of Venezuela has massacred the members of another alleged criminal group in retaliation for the murder of two soldiers. The application of...
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Recent Arms Seizures Underscore Risks of Venezuela’s Political Tension

Three recent seizures of military-grade weapons in Venezuela provide evidence that such arms are circulating and in demand precisely as Venezuela is suffering a...
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Guerrilla-Trained ‘Colectivo’ Threatens Humanitarian Aid to Venezuela

A new pro-government Venezuelan militia or “colectivo" allegedly trained by Colombian rebels may have posted itself alongside security forces on the...
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Russian Mercenaries Providing Muscle for Venezuela’s Embattled Maduro

The suspected arrival of around 100 Russian mercenaries in Venezuela to provide protection for Nicolas Maduro has set alarm bells ringing internationally while...