Police hunt gang boss who ran luxury prison in Venezuela

Q: Police across South America searched last week for the Venezuelan gang leader who escaped the luxurious prison he controlled before it was raided by authorities. Where is Venezuela?

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Q: Gang leader Hector Guerrero Flores could come and go as he pleased from his luxury prison which boasted a swimming pool, baseball field, nightclub, zoo and children’s play area for prisoners’ families. The prison gave Flores a secure headquarters for his criminal network which expanded into nearby nations including which county on Venezuela’s western border?

A. Chile

B. Colombia

C. Ecuador

D. Peru

Q: Hundreds of thousands of Venezuelans also have fled north to the U.S. border, traversing a dangerous jungle called the Darien Gap Where is the Darien Gap located?

A. Costa Rica

B. Guatemala

C. Mexico

D. Panama

Q: A growing number of migrants from Venezuela, Nicaragua and Cuba are being apprehended at the U.S. border. What do these nations have in common?

A. Authoritarian leftist regimes

B. Faltering economies

C. Targets of U.S. sanctions

D. All of the above

Q: It is estimated that 20 percent of Venezuela’s population – more than 7 million people – have fled the country this century. What once made Venezuela one of the wealthiest nations in Latin America?

A. Agriculture

B. Mining

C. Oil production

D. Shipping

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