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Chris Kraul

Chris Kraul covers South America for the Los Angeles Times from his base in Bogota, Colombia. He joined the paper in 1987 and was business editor of the San Diego edition until it closed in 1992. He then began covering the border and Mexican economies until his assignment to The Times’ Mexico City bureau in 2001. He reopened the paper’s Bogota bureau in 2006. He has also covered the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq. He is a graduate of the University of South Florida and also has been a reporter at the San Jose Mercury News, San Diego Union-Tribune and the San Diego Business Journal.
Venezuela says assassination attempt used drones loaded with 2 pounds of plastic explosives

Opposition leaders in Venezuela warn that the government might use an apparent assassination attempt against President Nicolas Maduro as an excuse to crack down on those who legitimately oppose his policies.

Venezuela's Maduro blames Colombia for attack of bomb-carrying drones

Drones carrying explosives targeted Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro as he gave a speech Saturday, but the embattled leader escaped unharmed. Seven soldiers were wounded.

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