Simplicio Hernández, father of Delta Amacuro State governor Lizeta Hernández, was kidnapped last night in Tucupita by five individuals. He was himself governor of the state between 1979 and 1981 (when Delta Amacuro was a Federal Territory and State governors were named by the President)
Authorities, including the National Guard and the Investigations Police (CICPC) are now involved in a state-wide search for Mr. Hernandez’s whereabouts.
Earlier this week, the comandante presidente somehow admitted that insecurity in the country is “a grave problem” while blaming it mostly on “the disaster of capitalism”.Caracas Chronicles is 100% reader-supported. Support independent Venezuelan journalism by making a donation.