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Capturing Rebellion: How a Photographer Became Part of a Plan to Topple Maduro

April 25, 2018

When Harold Castro received a call from his friend, Óscar Pérez, to say he was coming over, he grabbed his camera and climbed to the roof of his apartment building.

Castro's reaction was not unusual. Pérez, a helicopter pilot in Venezuela’s Forensic Police Unit (CICPC), would sometimes swoop low over his photographer friend’s apartment in Caracas before heading out on operations. 

But on that day – June 27, 2017 – Pérez’s mission was of an entirely different nature. As he scanned the horizon, looking for his friend’s helicopter, Castro had no idea he would soon be involved in...

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