Venezuela, rate of violent deaths make it one of the most dangerous countries in Latin America

Posted on September 4, 2011 • Filed under: Crime, Police/Military Activity, Politics, Venezuela

Recorded between 48 and 57 murders per 100,000 people, depending on who makes the measurement.
August wrote himself with red blood in the streets of Caracas, where 563 people died (more than 85 percent killed) in the most violent month of this year and could end up running around the country with more than 19 000 victims of murderous violence unleashed by the NGO Venezuelan Observatory of Violence (OVV). Only the last weekend of the month came up with a violent death every hour in Caracas, on average. One victim was Hernan Gil, a Colombian in 45 years that was caught in a show of force of the National Guard Petare area where this came shooting into the air after an argument with some guys. A bullet pierced his chest when he tried to rescue his son, who ended up calling the family in Valledupar to the news. Read Article

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