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Venezuelan youths pick up boxing gloves to knock out crime

22 July 2013 Last updated at 19:34 BST

The Venezuelan government hopes an initiative aimed at encouraging young people to take up boxing will help discourage them from a life of gangs and crime.

In a neighbourhood in Caracas, children as young as eight are battling it out in boxing matches organised by the Ministry of Sport.

BBC Mundo's Yolanda Valery reports.

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