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In Venezuela, Armed Groups Find Opportunity in Calamity

Mar 1, 2016 | 10:00 GMT
Masked Venezuelan motorcyclists like the ones above are often associated with colectivos.
(JOKA MADRUGA/Wikimedia Commons)

Tension is rising between Venezuelan security forces and the pro-government patronage networks known as colectivos. Despite being highly disorganized, the colectivos have managed to take advantage of the ruling party's fragmentation and its weakened grip on power, bringing anarchy to the streets of Caracas. If the Venezuelan government does not...

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