Monday, July 28, 2008

Venezuela: One of The America's Deadliest Hoods

THE ECONOMIST -- One of Hugo Chávez’s lesser-known feats since taking over as Venezuela’s leader in 1999 is to have presided over a tripling of the annual homicide rate—and that’s according to the official statistics. Last year more than 13,000 people were killed in a country of 27m, producing a murder rate of 48 per 100,000, the second highest in the world (after El Salvador, and almost 8x the rate in the U.S., see chart above). In neighbouring Colombia, a country plagued by guerrilla war and drug violence, the rate was 40 per 100,000.


At 7/29/2008 6:54 AM, Blogger OBloodyHell said...

Must be all them guns.




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