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nnnnn cruisin venezuela have a new target the nation's lucrative oil sector high levels of crime are hampering operations and scaring workers in the country's most prominent industry in an otherwise struggling economy reuters correspondent alexandra ulmer is in the capital caracas in western venezuela thieves nicknames pirates trial nationwide , holding up oil workers and , and even , workers with , workers there , evidence so far is mostly anecdotal due to a dearth of data but the oil ministry's two thousand fourteen report does acknowledge the growing problem interviews of around forty people related to the industry , ranging , workers retired workers four innings , dealers , show that crime in the oral history is on the rise , and as well as in the depths of a deep economic crisis shortages of everything from spare parts , even though venezuela has the largest crude oil reserves in the world the country has another less popular claim to fame now , the world's second highest murder rate off to honduras the state oil company pay the visa is pushing for increased security it has already introduced convoy systems birch fences and boosted surveillance but critics say that's not nearly enough