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Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez has seen homicide rates more than double since he assumed office in 1999. (Photo: Prensa Presidencial Venezuela)
Monday, July 30, 2012
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Venezuela Homicides Grow Under Chavez

Homicide rates have grown significantly during the presidency of Hugo Chavez.

BY LATINVEX STAFF

The killing of Jose Miguel Aristigueta, the police director of investigations in the Libertador municipality in Caracas, marks the 59th murder of a policeman in Venezuela this year, according to local media.

“The fact that not even policemen are safe from being attacked and robbed highlights the seriousness and the level of impunity in which criminals operate in Venezuela and, in particular, Caracas,” IHS Global Insight analyst Diego Moya-Ocampos says in a commentary.

The murder of Aristigueta comes as ...

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