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Poverty And Plunder

Season 4 | Episode 1

Piracy has risen in Venezuela, but it's different from either the swashbuckling romanticism of "old" piracy or the merchant ship heists and hostage crises in international waters off Somalia. Piracy in Venezuela is smaller and fluid. Sometimes the pirates brutally kill their victims and steal their possessions, while other times they simply target anchored yachts. Why have people resorted to piracy? Can anything be done about it?

Host: Nicholas Mortensen 
Researcher: Kara Kreiling
Producer: Andy Carluccio

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