tulio repeats an odd propaganda claim from the lying MSM about Hugo Chavez’ Venezuela:
If things are getting better under Chavez, explain why the murder rate quadrupled under his era!
Caracas is now the most dangerous city in South America. This happened under Chavez. People used to flee the crime from Columbia and go to Venezuela. Now it’s the other way around. Only Ciudad Juarez in Mexico is more violent in Latin America.
There’s long been an extremely high crime and violent crime rate in Venezuela for unknown reasons. Lots of poverty, extremes of wealth and lots of the population have Black in them. There was terrible crime and violent crime before Chavez, and it’s still bad now.
The opposition has never been able to state a theory on how Chavez caused this crime wave! Their theory is that Chavez helped the poor, and this made them hate rich people even more, and now they are waging some crime war against the rich. But I think almost all that crime is happening in the poorer areas.
Thing is, it’s probably being dealt with a lot more under Chavez. You see, before, 80% of the population lived in these horrible slums, and the elite just didn’t give two flying fucks what went down in those slums. They could all rape and slaughter each other for all they cared, as long as the poor did not prey on the rich. So the elite just shrugged their shoulders at all of the violent and property crime and did nothing about it. I imagine that Chavez is at least trying to stop it.
Once again, how can you blame a President for crime? I mean, there are criminals, they do bad things, how is the government making the criminals commit crimes? I don’t get it.
Actually, what you said about people fleeing is not true. Hundreds of thousands of Colombians have fled Colombia for Venezuela. As violent as Venezuela is, Colombia is way worse. Further, almost all of these Colombians say they are much better off in every way in Venezuela than they were in Colombia. The only Venezuelans taking off for Colombians are the moneyed classes.
You gotta stop reading the MSM. Just about every story they write about Chavez is a lie.
And if Chavez is an evil failure for having lots of crime, what does that say about Africa? About the US’ buddies, Mexico and Colombia? About the Caribbean? About Papua New Guinea? About Russia? About South Africa? About Detroit, Oakland, Kansas City and New Orleans?
Are you sure, that you, tulio, a Black man, want to head down this violent crime = failure road? I mean, high Black violent crime is the usual winning card of the White racists’ “niggers destroy civilization” deck of cards.
Update: I don’t have time to get into the whole “Chavez and crime,” thing, but this article is a good start. Truth is, almost all of the crime is happening in the poorer barrios. It’s always been concentrated there, and the moneyed classes never gave a fuck before. All of a sudden, now that they can use it as a weapon against Chavez, the moneyed classes suddenly have a profound and deep caring for the barrio masses who suffer this crime wave? Think about it. Do you think they suddenly started worrying about barrio crime victims when Chavez showed up, or is it just a nice club to beat Hugo over the head with?
Looking over the statistics further, the 4X increase appears to be false, but homicide has risen, maybe from 50-100%. Call it 75%. That’s a lot, but it’s not 300%! Looking deeper, it appears that crime as a whole has been flat (the % of Venezuelans claiming to be crime victims has been flat for a decade), and robbery has either been flat or declined, homicide itself has gone up.