Venezuela recorded 950 murders in the first half of the year, of which 330 were deaths caused by police forces, according to a bulletin released Tuesday by the NGO Observatorio Venezolano de Violencia (OVV).
Venezuela, and more in detail its capital Caracas, seem to project a slight improvement in the quality of life of its citizens. It is what the Chavista dictatorship has wanted to show, supported by concerts by international artists, assorted supermarkets and one or another mirage. But behind it there is nothing more than a crisis with millions of people still suffering from hunger due to the extremely poor purchasing power and public services in a state of abandonment.
North Korea is the most secretive country in the world. Little information goes out and little goes in. Its citizens depend completely on the state and the vast majority consume only the information manipulated by order of Kim Jong-un. But that does not mean that the president, heir to a dynasty of tyrants, is also isolated. On the contrary, he is well connected with the dictators of other nations who abhor the power of the United States.
Carlos Orense Azocar was extradited from Italy to New York and faces drug charges that carry a maximum sentence of up to 30 years in prison. As detailed in an investigation by El Nuevo Herald, he is one of the main logistics operators of the Cartel de Los Soles and had a direct relationship with the top leadership of the criminal organization.