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Venezuela Prison Violence

At Least 15 Inmates Killed In Venezuelan Prison Riot

AP | Posted 09.18.2013 | World

CARACAS, Venezuela -- Venezuelan officials say at least 15 inmates were killed in a bloody battle among inmates, some of them armed, in a prison in th...

UN: 'Alarming' Levels Of Violence In Venezuelan Prisons

AP | FABIOLA SANCHEZ | Posted 04.01.2013 | Latino Voices

CARACAS, Venezuela — Venezuela's government is facing mounting criticism from activists and the U.N. human rights office for its handling of the...

55 Dead After Prison Riot In Venezuela

AP | JORGE RUEDA and FABIOLA SANCHEZ | Posted 03.28.2013 | World

CARACAS, Venezuela -- Venezuela's top prisons official said the government was evacuating a prison Saturday after a deadly riot that reportedly left d...

More Than 20 Killed In Venezuela Prison Riot

AP | FABIOLA SANCHEZ | Posted 10.20.2012 | World

CARACAS, Venezuela — Twenty-five people were killed during a prison riot and dozens were wounded when two groups of inmates waged a gunbattle in...

Deadly Violence Engulfs Venezuelan Prisons

AP | FABIOLA SANCHEZ | Posted 10.13.2012 | World

CARACAS, Venezuela — The number of killings inside Venezuela's notoriously violent prisons has increased this year even as President Hugo Chavez...

Venezuelan Inmates Still Hold 26 Prison Workers Hostage

AP | FABIOLA SANCHEZ | Posted 12.24.2011 | World

CARACAS, Venezuela — Prison inmates who took more than 50 guards and other prison workers hostage earlier this month have released more than two...