Street Crime in Venezuela

January 20, 2010

27 Responses to “Street Crime in Venezuela”


  1. […] The following article by Javier Corrales is cross-posted from the LACEA blog. (Image from “The Devil’s Excrement” blog.) […]

  2. Megaescualidus Says:

    Bill Simpson,

    In both Spanish and English the sovereign country sharing Venezuela’s westernmost border is called (and spelled) “Colombia”, not “Columbia”. I believe you’re confused with Washington DC (District of Columbia).

  3. Robert Says:

    Oh the irony! In the same week that Chavez complains of US military occupation of Haiti, El Universal post photos of Venezuela military occupation of supermarket Exito!

    http://english.eluniversal.com/2010/01/22/en_ing_esp_venezuelan-socialism_22A3319291.shtml

  4. Eric Lavoie Says:

    True but sometimes delusion of competency can make you do stupid things.
    I doubt it will happen, but if it did, it would not surprise me.

  5. Floyd Looney Says:

    I don’t think either of them are in any real position to wage war against each other, to tell you the truth.

  6. GWEH Says:

    nosebleeds in La Paz? IT’S NOT THE COCAINE

  7. Eric Lavoie Says:

    KL @simpson refers top to the tendency of strongmen using a conflict to keep themselves popular, Argentina and the Falklands. Chavez keeps on threatening neighbours, it is not out of the realm of the possible to imagine Chavez using this strategy.

  8. firepigette Says:

    KA,

    You say :

    @ Bill Simpson of Slidell USA: wtf are you talking about? I never thought I would say this but you have smoked yourself retarded.

    Maybe,

    Yet we well know that when commenters make the argument personal- by definition they have lost the argument

  9. El Retardo Says:

    This el retardo presidente of yours he is a maniac no?

  10. KL Says:

    @ Bill Simpson of Slidell USA: wtf are you talking about? I never thought I would say this but you have smoked yourself retarded.

  11. Bill Simpson of Slidell USA Says:

    If he ever foolishly decides to try to expand his empire, as strongmen sometimes do, and attack Columbia with those Russian (and Iranian?)weapons he is buying, stay away from airports, rail yards, bridges, large factories, powerplants, dams, military bases, refineries, port facilities, and steel mills. They tend to attract bombs. Since Columbia has nearly twice the population of Venezuela, an excellent army, and a big Northern friend, I don’t think he, or his generals, would be that crazy. But drug use could change that.
    He might think Brazil will send a few million of their young men to die in the jungle to help him fight the evil yankees. I just hope my supply of Brazilian orange juice doesn’t get cut off! I would dry up because I can’t stockpile it. I’m going to have to test out how it tastes after freezing.

  12. Eric Lavoie Says:

    Well read sure, i reads but does not comprehend, a bit like Otto in a fish called Wanda 🙂

  13. Kepler Says:

    Gweh, someone I knew at the university in Venezuela saw my email in an alumni list once and wrote to me. She turned out to be a “believer in the process”. Although I did not want to talk to her about it, she brought it up and one of the things she said, to my greatest shock, was “and he is well-read”.

    I thought: if she, who is a graduate, thinks like that, we are doomed.
    The bloke said once mankind was 20 to 25 centuries old (it is in Youtube).
    He did the usual bachillerato de ciencias. Someone who did bachillerato de ciencias should have had several years of biology (evolution etc), universal history, art history, Venezuelan history (including Indian migrations) and several other subjects where he should have learnt about it.

    This just tells us more about the average Venezuelan’s education level.
    The one-eyed man leading the blind.

  14. Larry Says:

    His only management experience in life prior to becoming president was running the military concession store selling cigarettes, toothpaste and toilet paper!

    Did he make a profit?

  15. Bois Says:

    GWEH – that’s some good shit, I like that.

  16. GWEH Says:

    Chavez’s bio is a fucking joke. Take wikipedia… what bullshit. This guy is made out to be well read and studied… give me a fucking break. The idiot is a semi-illiterate “habla paja” who taught me at the military academy therefore I know. Chavez has the gift of gab but studied and learned he is/was not. His only management experience in life prior to becoming president was running the military concession store selling cigarettes, toothpaste and toilet paper!

  17. Roberto Says:

    Even better, GWEH, it was published in a Seattle paper. Go figure!

  18. GWEH Says:

    Regarding the weight, he gains and drops it… he lost around 40lbs one time in a matter of 2-3 months. I don’t know how but doubt he did it the old fashioned hard way of diet and exercise. I think he was chemically enhanced.

  19. GWEH Says:

    yes Chavez is a leftie pitcher and that’s why he got into officers school despite failing his entrance exam. The academy needed a pitcher for their baseball team!

    Regarding the cartoon, it really tells me something when a gringo editorial cartoonist gets it like this guy does… the word is out!

  20. Robert Says:

    A march in Caracas? How is it we learn of this in blog comments and not a campaign or any other media? Google venezuela news and all you get is socialist supermarkets, bank failures, and the fight against the real value of the bolivar fuerte. Nothing about marches. Check el universal in english- nothing about a march. Wow.

  21. Larry Says:

    How much weight did Chavez gain since he became a president?

    As much as the middle class has lost.

  22. Roberto Says:

    The cartoon is wrong.

    Chavez is a leftie (southpaw)

  23. deananash Says:

    There’s a march? MOCK HIM. Encourage him. Belittle him, but do it sarcastically. Make sure that he knows that you are mocking him. Risky? You bet. But you (the oppo) need to stir the pot while it’s hot.

    Yes, that will result in overflows – I believe that’s called ‘collateral damage’. However, if you don’t stir it, eventually it all gets burned. Choose your pain, but choose wisely.

  24. island canuck Says:

    He’s gained some weight however lately it’s the marks on the right side of his face that are really noticeable. Probably from lack of sleep.

    Hi paranoia is well documented & with the country collapsing around him his fear level must be at an all time high.

    I have a lot of nervous feelings about the march on Saturday. On the one hand I hope it is the largest in Venezuelan history but on the other I worry about how he’s going to react to a massive show of opposition solidarity.

  25. Kolya Says:

    How much weight did Chavez gain since he became a president?

  26. Floyd Looney Says:

    This has been happening for 11 years, perhaps they should redraw it with the “middle class” being much much smaller?

  27. concerned Says:

    It is not just the future of the middle class that he wants…he wants everyones.


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