Ramon Maldonado, third in the hierarchy of the Venezuelan Criminal Police (CICPC) and former head of its Anzoátegui delegation was the latest victim of crime in Caracas this weekend, murdered after resisting the robbery of his car in El Paraiso.
The 24-year veteran of the police force is the 80th police officer killed in the Venezuelan capital during 2012.
As September sadly ends with another large body count, Caracas daily El Nacional reports about a sad reminder of the “sensation of insecurity” that affects the nation: bulletwounds are now treated more frequently in our pediatric emergency rooms.
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