NEWS ANALYSIS/OMNIS TERRA - Violence and insecurity in Venezuela

Saturday, 4 November 2017 human rights   violence   justice   poverty  

The nation is going through a deep crisis: it is ranked second among the most violent countries in the world, with over 91 violent deaths per 100,000 inhabitants. The State seems to have handed over the control of security to criminal gangs and seems to have abandoned the respect for the rule of law. The country cries out justice, while poverty and food insecurity overwhelm the population. Human rights activists call the international community for urgent action. (...)