This week on Americas Now: Venezuela motorbikes

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In a capital of narrow streets, traffic congestion in Caracas, Venezuela is so bad many choose motorcycles to navigate the crowded streets. But their popularity is becoming a plague, as they are often used as a quick getaway after a crime. Don’t miss Americas Now on Sunday @ 8pm EDT.

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This week on Americas Now: Venezuela motorbikes

This week on Americas Now: Venezuela motorbikes

In a capital of narrow streets, traffic congestion in Caracas, Venezuela is so bad many choose motorcycles to navigate the crowded streets. But their popularity is becoming a plague, as they are often used as a quick getaway after a crime. CCTV Correspondent Martin Markovits takes a look at the policies and politics behind Venezuela’s menacing motorbikes.

“The majority of people, and my friends, have been robbed by motorcycles; have been killed by guys on motorcycles,” Jorge Marquez said.

For many in this city, motorcycles are a symbol of anarchy. And while the government has tried to crack down, police largely look the other way.

Correspondent Martin Markovits takes a look at the policies and politics behind Venezuela’s menacing motorbikes.