Venezuala’s guns for scholarships program geared towards reducing homicide

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In Venezuela, President Nicholas Maduro is launching a program to help reduce gun violence.

It will allow Venezuelans to swap guns for tools or a scholarship. As CCTV’s Martin Markovits reports from Caracas, the question is whether it will reduce the homicide rate.

For Eneilda Flores the sorrow that guns can bring has a face. This is her daughter Carolina. She died in a gang shootout just outside her home in the Caracas barrio of Antimano. She was just 19.

To cut the nation’s murder rate, Venezuelan President Nicholas Maduro launched a program to get guns off the streets.

Hopes to reduce gun violence in Venezuela

Hopes to reduce gun violence in Venezuela

In Venezuela, President Nicholas Maduro is launching a program to help reduce gun violence.