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Murder Rate Dips, but Venezuela Still Global Hotspot

Venezuela's murder rate fell last year to 58 per 100,000 inhabitants, the government said on Tuesday, but the violence-racked nation remains one of the world's most dangerous. "This indicator is extremely worrying because it confirms we have a grave problem of violent crime," the state's chief prosecutor Luisa Ortega told parliament, giving the figure. Though that figure was an improvement on the official murder rate of 62 per 100,000 in 2014, violent crime...

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