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Pirates Preying on Venezuelan Fishermen as Industry Unravels

The pirates had killed Flaco Marval's brother and two cousins, and word was they were coming for the rest of the family. So the skinny 17-year-old and the other Marval men ran to grab the guns they'd soldered together from kitchen pipes, smoked an acrid-smelling drug to boost their energy, and went out into the night to patrol the sandy village streets. "We just have to kill these thugs, and then we can go back to fishing like we always did," Flaco said. Pirates...

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