Kidnappings a way of life in Venezuela

Posted on June 7, 2013 • Filed under: Crime, TRAVEL, Venezuela reported thatCaracas had 3,800 killings just last year and now ranks as the world’s third most violent city. The only cities ahead of it are also in Latin America — San Pedro Sula, Honduras; and Acapulco, Mexico. In fact, when a Mexican think tank listed the world’s 50 most violent cities recently, 41 were in Latin America. Analysts say a variety of factors drive high crime rates, from income inequality to official corruption. The Venezuelan government itself once estimated that 20 percent of the country’s crimes are committed by police. Read Article

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