Day: June 28, 2021

El Coqui’s Victory – An Urban Invasion in Caracas

El Coqui’s Victory – An Urban Invasion in Caracas

El Coqui seemed to be comfortable. Caracas’ foremost gang boss had, for several years, dominated the sprawling neighborhood of Cota 905, a densely packed and poor part of western Caracas. As long as he kept his criminal activities inside Cota 905, he enjoyed almost complete impunity, having negotiated a deal in 2017 as part of …

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Driven by pandemic, Venezuelans uproot again to come to US

Driven by pandemic, Venezuelans uproot again to come to US

DEL RIO, Texas (AP) — Marianela Rojas huddles in prayer with her fellow migrants, a tearful respite after trudging across a slow-flowing stretch of the Rio Grande and nearly collapsing onto someone’s backyard lawn, where, seconds before, she stepped on American soil for the first time. “I won’t say it again,” interrupts a U.S. Border …

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