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Latin American Cities: Caracas

Continuing a week-long series on problems common throughout Latin America, NPR's Martin Kaste reports on the prevalent black market economy in Caracas, Venezuela. Confronted with a shortage of jobs and economic hardship, many residents of the metropolitan capital area have resorted to joining the so-called "informal economy" in order to make ends meet.

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Martin Kaste is a correspondent on NPR's National Desk. He covers law enforcement and privacy. He has been focused on police and use of force since before the 2014 protests in Ferguson, and that coverage led to the creation of NPR's Criminal Justice Collaborative.