BBC News has a video on the efforts to reduce crime in Petare. Reporter Will Grant toured with the Sucre police, and the piece is boiler-plate, a missed opportunity.
Not helping to disguise the piece’s stench of journalistic tourism is its lack of precision.
Petare is in the "state of Sucre"? It’s the "largest, most violent shantytown" in Latin America? (sez who?) The mayor’s name is "Carlos Oscaríz"?
And how about showing video of Chávez’s National Police in action, on the streets, and not just showing us (for the n-th time) the same 50 recruits training in Fuerte Tiuna?
Hack job, BBC.
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