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Smuggling Soars as Venezuela's Economy Sinks

Clutching egg cartons on his shoulder, a young man wades precariously through a muddy river on Venezuela's western jungle border where a Colombian shopkeeper will happily buy them up. On a peninsula jutting into the Caribbean, a fisherman sails under the cover of darkness to the nearby island of Aruba carrying everything from fish to flour. In neighboring Guyana, miners and police officers drive vehicles fueled by contraband gasoline from Venezuela. Driven by a deepening...

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