Today in "No Vale, Yo No Creo"

Conas-2004Steven Obando, 28, is a high school chemistry teacher in Barquisimeto. This week, he was charged with extortion.

His alleged crime?

Demanding that two of his students bring in impossible-to-source packages of diapers and washing powder in return for a passing grade.

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