Whatever happens following "the mother of all protests" in Venezuela on April 19, political uncertainty looks guaranteed and will be embraced by organized crime. Below, InSight Crime looks at some of the potential scenarios in Venezuela's short-term future, and their criminal implications.
A new report details the evolution of Venezuela's drug trade, and offers some insights into the rise of the military's role in this illicit business.
The decision by the United States to sanction Tareck El Aissami, the recently-appointed vice president of Venezuela, for his alleged involvement in drug trafficking makes him the highest-ranking official in President Nicolás Maduro's government to be accused of such crimes.
The Cartel of the Suns lived up to its name in 2016, moving from the shadows into the light with the exposure of new details about the network of corrupt officials at the heart of the Chávez regime and the Venezuelan state.