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Venezuelan gun-crime survivors speak out

Victims narrate their plight as government enacts law to curb gun purchases.

Last Modified: 09 Aug 2013 20:13
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Venezuela has the highest murder rate in South America.

There has been a rise in gang-related crime over the past decade, particularly in the sprawling poor slums that circle the capital, Caracas.

The government is fighting back and has enacted a law to restrict gun purchases.

Injured gun-crime victims tell of their plight to Al Jazeera's Adam Raney.

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