Police cadets handcuff classmates during training at the National Bolivarian Police (PNB) University in Caracas. Beset by one of the world's highest murder rates, Venezuela has set a two-year deadline to clean up its police forces, an official said Thursday, as the opposition attacked President Hugo Chavez's record on crime before a legislative election.
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