Thursday, August 08, 2013

Venezuela: A country in turmoil

Could things get any worse in Venezuela?  I guess that the answer is yes.

Venezuela is undergoing a constitutional crisis coupled with inflation and personal insecurity.    In other words, the rule of law is selectively enforced, prices are high and it's unsafe to walk the streets.

How much longer can this go on?  I don't know.  At the same time, I will tell you that I'm surprised that we've gone this long already.

By the way, did I tell you that prisons are overcrowded?    This is nothing to be cheerful about via Fausta's blog:

"Only Haiti and the Philippines have a higher rate of overcrowding than Venezuela. Also, the country’s data sheet from the International Centre for Prison Studies indicate that the total number of inmates in our penitenciary system doubled between 2008 and 2012.
The consequences of this are more than evident, as 289 inmates have died in the first six months of 2013, according to a report from the NGO Venezuelan Observatory of Prisons. In average, it means one inmate death per day. It’s easier to die inside a jail than outside."

Click here for Wednesday's show Jesús Fernando González Cazorla, former military officer and a human rights activist in Venezuela.  Also, Fausta Wertz and Michael Prada PLUS a special message from Betsy Gonzalez:



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