Its pretty sad when living in a country that is occupied by foreign armies and terrorist groups both from within and without is safer than living in a country that supposedly is a worker's paradise. http://www.nytimes.com/2010/08/23/world/americas/23venez.html?_r=2&hpw In Iraq, a country with about the same population as Venezuela, there were 4,644 civilian deaths from violence in 2009, according to Iraq Body Count; in Venezuela that year, the number of murders climbed above 16,000. Even Mexicos infamous drug war has claimed fewer lives. The fact that their murder rate exceeds the Mexican drug wars numbers is staggering. Basically it appears that Chavez has turned the country on itself.