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Posted 23 June 2019 - 07:44 AM

 Most crime in Venezuela remains unpunished according to Venezuela's Prosecutor General’s Office, with 98% of crimes in Venezuela not resulting in prosecution  

 

Crime in Venezuela is widespread, with violent crimes such as murder and kidnapping increasing annually.

 

Rates of crime increased rapidly during the presidency of Hugo Chávez.  Chávez's government promoted class conflict and social fragmentation in order to establish a hegemony, which in turn encouraged "criminal gangs to kill, kidnap, rob and extort".

 
Crime has also continued to increase under Chávez's successor, President Nicolás Maduro, who continued Chávez's policies that had disrupted Venezuela's socioeconomic status.   https://en.wikipedia...me_in_Venezuela

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Posted 26 June 2019 - 06:27 AM

Authorities are involved in kidnappings
 
Reported kidnappings, year 2000 - 67, year 2011 - 1,150 
 
Most kidnappings are not reported to police in Venezuela since they are not trusted. the  Bolivarian National Intelligence Service operates these gangs kidnapping and extortions. 
 
businesses, families and friends gather money and put it aside to be used to pay kidnapping ransoms. Wealthy Venezuelans invest in armored vehicles and bodyguards while middle class Venezuelans change routes to work, never wear jewelry in public and never travel on foot alone.    
 

Edited by stocks, 26 June 2019 - 06:35 AM.

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Posted 29 June 2019 - 09:37 AM

 In 2013, the government agreed to avoid policing gang territory in what were known as "peace zones", reinforcing criminal behaviors and making gang practices de facto law.  there are over a dozen mega-gangs in Venezuela, with some having up to 300 members.
 
At least 80% of kidnappings occur in a limited area around Caracas. Most kidnappings occur around "peace zones" where official police withdrew and gangs took over; "experts say the government has armed these groups ... [who] ... control large territories, financed through extortion and the drug trade"    https://en.wikipedia...uela#Drug_trade

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Posted 06 July 2019 - 04:50 AM

Venezuela - Extrajudicial executions, suffocation, torture, electric shocks in detention centers  

 

So where's Ocasio-Cortez at the fence to stage a photo op, complete with phony tears?  

 

The UN report recommends the dissolution of the national police's feared Special Action Force, which it blames for thousands of extrajudicial executions, mainly of young men, who have been killed in confrontations with state forces during recent years. It also calls for the disarmament of colectivos — gangs loyal to Maduro.  

https://www.american..._the_fence.html


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