Caribbean piracy woes

Recent murder of fishermen has focused attention on region.

Return of pirates of the Caribbean: piracy jumps 163 percent amid Venezuela crisis


The Caribbean sea and coast of Latin America have seen a dramatic rise in piracy, as economic woes and corrupt officials plague Venezuela and other countries in the region.

Piracy in the Caribbean dates back to the 1600s, and it has even become the inspiration for a Disney franchise. However, such practice is on the rise again, jumping a dramatic 163 percent last year, according to a study conducted by Oceans Beyond Piracy.

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