El Washingtong post publico esto hoy, coincidencialmente con el hilo del foro “impresiones de vzla” para los detractores de la Colombia lean. Aqui un pedazo:
“If you’re not rich, the police here don’t care about taking your case,” said a humiliated Ricardo, 41, who described his attacker as a neighborhood thug. “That’s why so many people here take justice into their own hands. You need to do something to protect your family. I have to do something, because I see the man who did this every day.”
It’s that sort of cycle that gives Venezuela a solid claim to the dubious title of the world’s capital of violent crime. According to U.N. figures, the rates of gun-related violence are higher here than anywhere else on earth. The rank stench coming from the police office — a building that doubles as a morgue — is a rotten byproduct of a homicide rate that in recent years HAS ECLIPSED THAT OF COLOMBIA, a country torn by 40 years of civil strife between armed militias. Bullets fly so often in Caracas that even the white truck that ferries dead bodies from the barrios to the forensics building has a bullet hole in its driver’s-side door.