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Venezuela's Escalating Violence Seen in Killing of Carolina Herrera's Nephew - NBC News
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jat
2017-05-19 10:57:59 UTC
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MIAMI -- The kidnap and slaying of the nephew of renowned fashion
designer Carolina Herrera sent shock waves throughout the world last
week, focusing attention on the kidnappings and homicides that have
become part of daily life in Venezuela.

After the bodies of 34 year-old businessman Reinaldo Jose Herrera and
his colleague Fabrizio Mendoza, 31, were found inside an abandoned
vehicle, the famed Venezuelan-born designer took to Instagram. Herrera,
who rarely makes political statements, lashed out at the government of
Venezuela President Nicolás Maduro, saying "the communist dictatorship
must go."

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PL
2017-05-19 14:43:02 UTC
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On 5/19/2017 12:57 PM, jat wrote:

Part of the story hiding essential parts as usual.
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MIAMI -- The kidnap and slaying of the nephew of renowned fashion
designer Carolina Herrera sent shock waves throughout the world last
week, focusing attention on the kidnappings and homicides that have
become part of daily life in Venezuela.
After the bodies of 34 year-old businessman Reinaldo Jose Herrera and
his colleague Fabrizio Mendoza, 31, were found inside an abandoned
vehicle, the famed Venezuelan-born designer took to Instagram. Herrera,
who rarely makes political statements, lashed out at the government of
Venezuela President Nicolás Maduro, saying "the communist dictatorship
must go."
Read more
http://www.nbcnews.com/news/latino/venezuela-s-violence-seen-killing-carolina-herrera-s-nephew-n761201
"Venezuela's Escalating Violence Seen in Killing of Carolina Herrera's
Nephew
by Carmen Sesin

MIAMI -- The kidnapping and slaying of the nephew of renowned fashion
designer Carolina Herrera sent shock waves throughout the world last
week, focusing attention on the escalating crime that has become part of
daily life in Venezuela.

After the bodies of 34 year-old businessman Reinaldo Jose Herrera and
his colleague Fabrizio Mendoza, 31, were found inside an abandoned
vehicle, the famed Venezuelan-born designer took to Instagram. Herrera,
who rarely makes political statements, lashed out at the government of
Venezuela President Nicolás Maduro, saying "the communist dictatorship
must go."

In Venezuela, those who oppose the socialist government of Maduro and
his predecessor, the late Hugo Chavez, blame them for the raging
violence and economic collapse that have driven the country into more
than six weeks of deadly protests.

For years, Venezuela has grappled with one of the highest murder rates
in the world. But the deep economic and political crisis the country is
embroiled in now has exacerbated the problem.

Once one of the wealthiest nations in Latin America, with the largest
oil reserve in the world, Venezuela now leads in inflation. It is facing
extreme shortages of food and medical supplies. Prices of goods have
skyrocketed. Salaries have been wiped out with hyperinflation and
millions have been left hungry, malnourished and scouring through the
garbage for food. The daunting hardships the country of 30 million has
been facing, have pushed many to crime as a means of survival.

"The day is slow and we need to eat," was how Ana Mercedes Alexandre's
abductors explained her kidnapping. The journalist and resident of
Caracas, Venezuela's capital, was abducted on a Sunday afternoon in 2011
while driving through a middle-upper class neighborhood in an "old, beat
up car."

She was on her way to visit a friend who had just announced her
pregnancy when she was suddenly surrounded by a group on motorcycles.
With a gun, they motioned her to pull over.

Then they called her 21-year-old brother and demanded a ransom.
Alexandre was held blindfolded inside her car for five hours, while
relatives pooled their jewelry, silver trays, and dollars to reach the
amount the abductors demanded.

"I'm much more nervous when I go out now," Alexandre said.

Such express kidnappings, or secuestros express, have plagued Venezuela
for years. Usually, an immediate ransom is demanded from relatives. In
most cases, the victim is released. But for some, the ending is deadly.

Alexandre, who was an acquaintance of Herrera, was shocked he was
murdered after his family paid the kidnappers. She described Herrera as
an extremely good person, who always had a smile on his face, and had
something nice to say to everyone.

"Why is it that in Venezuela, life is not worth anything?" she asked.

Herrera's sister described him as an honest person who was not involved
in "dirty" business. "With his tragedy, our family has become one more
statistic," Corina Herrera told NBC News.

According to government data, the homicide rate in Venezuela rose to 60
per day last year, up from about 45 per day in 2015. That is 70.1 per
100,000 inhabitants. The Venezuelan Violence Observatory in Caracas puts
that number even higher at 91.8 deaths.

The jump in homicides coincides with the downward spiral of the country.
By comparison, the homicide rate in the U.S. for 2015 was 4.9 per
100,000 inhabitants.

When it comes to kidnappings, there are no reliable numbers because the
crime is rarely reported to authorities. Families often negotiate
directly with kidnappers, who usually threaten to kill the hostage if
authorities are alerted.

One year ago, 22 year-old university student Carmela Penfold, was
abducted by four men on a Wednesday night, while driving through a
Caracas suburb to drop off a friend after they had studied together.

The abductors told her she had been targeted because of the car she was
driving: a 2008 Toyota Yaris.

Penfold and her friend were held inside the kidnappers' car for two and
a half hours, with their faces covered with hats, while their families
gathered enough money to pay the ransom.

The men explained "the situation in the country" drove them to this
point. Penfold said they appeared to be professional kidnappers. After
hearing them mention stopping at the police station, she wondered
whether hey were police officers or whether they had police connections

"I'm scared to go out, especially at night. But, you have to live your
life and move on," Penfold said.

As Maduro struggles to hold on to power, armed militant groups known as
collectives are exacerbating the violence, according to some. These
groups emerged during the rule of Chavez as pro-government community
organizations that defended Venezuela's leftist policies.

But experts say the government has armed these groups and uses them as
militias. The armed groups are accused of killing indiscriminately to
intimidate and crush opposition. In some cases, they control large
territories, financed through extortion and the drug trade.

Maria Teresa Parra, a resident of Caracas, was forced to quickly raise
money for two nephews who were abducted and that experience showed her
that the kidnappers were highly organized. As family and friends chipped
in with cash, jewelry, a MacBook, a Rolex watch and other goods, an
appraiser working for the abductors determined their value.

Venezuela's new reality has forced people to adjust their habits.

To avoid becoming a victim, Parra tries not to go out at night. If she
does, there are usually friends in two or three cars behind her. If no
one is around, she blows through traffic lights. But if she has to wait
at a red light, she prays.

"It's not that we've become used to the situation, but we have learned
not to go crazy," she said.

Parra, who was mugged once at 6:30 a.m., said a lot of people carry
around two cell phones. One of them is to hand over to a potential robber.

NBC's Mariana Atencio contributed to this report."

http://www.nbcnews.com/news/latino/venezuela-s-violence-seen-killing-carolina-herrera-s-nephew-n761201
jat
2017-05-19 16:12:55 UTC
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What a dickhead you are !

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Post by PL
Part of the story hiding essential parts as usual.
Post by jat
MIAMI -- The kidnap and slaying of the nephew of renowned fashion
designer Carolina Herrera sent shock waves throughout the world last
week, focusing attention on the kidnappings and homicides that have
become part of daily life in Venezuela.
After the bodies of 34 year-old businessman Reinaldo Jose Herrera and
his colleague Fabrizio Mendoza, 31, were found inside an abandoned
vehicle, the famed Venezuelan-born designer took to Instagram.
Herrera, who rarely makes political statements, lashed out at the
government of Venezuela President Nicolás Maduro, saying "the
communist dictatorship must go."
Read more
http://www.nbcnews.com/news/latino/venezuela-s-violence-seen-killing-carolina-herrera-s-nephew-n761201
"Venezuela's Escalating Violence Seen in Killing of Carolina Herrera's
Nephew
by Carmen Sesin
PL
2017-05-20 17:30:35 UTC
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What a dickhead you are !
Insults are the defense of idiots that know they lost the argument as
you show again.
jat
2017-05-21 02:05:41 UTC
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Yeah right, dickhead - Nobody is arguing. At least you're doing yourself.

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Post by jat
What a dickhead you are !
Insults are the defense of idiots that know they lost the argument as
you show again.
PL
2017-05-21 16:40:15 UTC
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Yeah right, dickhead
More crappy insults.

- Nobody is arguing.

Most just sit back and enjoy me ridiculing you I guess.
Get a life.
jat
2017-05-21 18:22:17 UTC
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Yeah right. Keep on dreaming, bullshitus erectus.

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Yeah right, dickhead
More crappy insults.
- Nobody is arguing.
Most just sit back and enjoy me ridiculing you I guess.
Get a life.
PL
2017-05-21 18:48:53 UTC
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Yeah right. Keep on dreaming, bullshitus erectus.
Thanks for showing again you are a spammer and troll that posts only
insults and has nothing real to contribute.
Are you suffering from erectile dysfunction also?
You obsession with "erectus" (erection) is striking.
https://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/erectus
Maybe you are just referring to me being a hominid and you an ape. Could
be. That might show a spark of intelligence.
You really are a basket case, Jesus.
jat
2017-05-21 23:39:30 UTC
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Hey Paul, you say I have an obsession. No way! The one who has an
obsession is you - You don't wast time to mention the same thing. You're
very queer!

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Post by jat
Yeah right. Keep on dreaming, bullshitus erectus.
Thanks for showing again you are a spammer and troll that posts only
insults and has nothing real to contribute.
Are you suffering from erectile dysfunction also?
You obsession with "erectus" (erection) is striking.
https://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/erectus
Maybe you are just referring to me being a hominid and you an ape. Could
be. That might show a spark of intelligence.
You really are a basket case, Jesus.
PL
2017-05-22 11:45:31 UTC
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I have an obsession. No way!
Yes you have. You can't stop spamming and insuklting.
You also have a very weird diet (bananas and shit) and a fascination for
the erect male organ.
Obsessed to the hilt.
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Post by jat
Yeah right. Keep on dreaming, bullshitus erectus.
Thanks for showing again you are a spammer and troll that posts only
insults and has nothing real to contribute.
Are you suffering from erectile dysfunction also?
You obsession with "erectus" (erection) is striking.
https://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/erectus
Maybe you are just referring to me being a hominid and you an ape.
Could be. That might show a spark of intelligence.
You really are a basket case, Jesus.
jat
2017-05-22 13:22:23 UTC
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Hey Paul, you're weird and queer to be exact - Any way, that's your
life. I see you got a life already.

/jat
Knowledge will set you free
El conocimiento te hará libre
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I have an obsession. No way!
Yes you have. You can't stop spamming and insuklting.
You also have a very weird diet (bananas and shit) and a fascination for
the erect male organ.
Obsessed to the hilt.
Post by jat
Post by PL
Post by jat
Yeah right. Keep on dreaming, bullshitus erectus.
Thanks for showing again you are a spammer and troll that posts only
insults and has nothing real to contribute.
Are you suffering from erectile dysfunction also?
You obsession with "erectus" (erection) is striking.
https://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/erectus
Maybe you are just referring to me being a hominid and you an ape.
Could be. That might show a spark of intelligence.
You really are a basket case, Jesus.
PL
2017-05-22 17:45:27 UTC
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On 5/22/2017 3:22 PM, jat wrote:
you're weird and queer to be exact
More mindless spam insults by spammer JAT
jat
2017-05-21 23:45:49 UTC
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You do the same. Have fun, bullshitus erectus!
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/'_'/' '/'__'7,
/'/ / / /" /_\
('( ' F-... /' ')
\ You' /
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STICK IT UP THE STICKLER!
*It serves you right!*

/jat
Knowledge will set you free
El conocimiento te hará libre
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Post by jat
Yeah right, dickhead
More crappy insults.
- Nobody is arguing.
Most just sit back and enjoy me ridiculing you I guess.
Get a life.
PL
2017-05-22 11:46:24 UTC
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Post by jat
You do the same. Have fun, bullshitus erectus!
Thanks for showing again you are a spammer and troll that posts only
insults and has nothing real to contribute.
Are you suffering from erectile dysfunction also?
You obsession with "erectus" (erection) is striking.
https://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/erectus
Maybe you are just referring to me being a hominid and you an ape. Could
be. That might show a spark of intelligence.
You really are a basket case, Jesus.
jat
2017-05-22 13:41:07 UTC
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Have fun, bullshitus erectus!
_
/'_/)
,/_ /
/ /
/'_'/' '/'__'7,
/'/ / / /" /_\
('( ' F-... /' ')
\ You' /
'\' _.7'
\ (
\ \
STICK IT UP THE STICKLER!
*It serves you right!*

/jat
Knowledge will set you free
El conocimiento te hará libre
Post by PL
Post by jat
You do the same. Have fun, bullshitus erectus!
Thanks for showing again you are a spammer and troll that posts only
insults and has nothing real to contribute.
Are you suffering from erectile dysfunction also?
You obsession with "erectus" (erection) is striking.
https://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/erectus
Maybe you are just referring to me being a hominid and you an ape. Could
be. That might show a spark of intelligence.
You really are a basket case, Jesus.
PL
2017-05-22 17:46:27 UTC
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Post by jat
Have fun, bullshitus erectus!
Same crap: see my reply below
Post by jat
Post by PL
Post by jat
You do the same. Have fun, bullshitus erectus!
Thanks for showing again you are a spammer and troll that posts only
insults and has nothing real to contribute.
Are you suffering from erectile dysfunction also?
You obsession with "erectus" (erection) is striking.
https://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/erectus
Maybe you are just referring to me being a hominid and you an ape.
Could be. That might show a spark of intelligence.
You really are a basket case, Jesus.
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