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    Inside Story Americas - Why is Venezuela so violent?

    Al Jazeera English

    by Al Jazeera English

    The Venezuelan government has banned private gun ownership in its latest attempt to tackle high crime levels. But will this help bring down one of the worst murder rates in the world? A majority of voters do not hold President Hugo Chavez responsible for the insecurity. Crime however will be a key issue in the presidential elections in October. Guests: Roberto Briceno-Leon, Eric Fransworth, Eva Golinger.