Three Spanish newspapers and one Paraguay newspaper rejected media censorship in Venezuela
At least four international newspapers during the weekend reported on insecurity in Venezuela and attempts by the government to control information flow.
In Spain, Madrid newspaper La Razón published an article entitled "Dead people hidden by Chávez," claiming that "more than 50 bodies, victims of ongoing violence in Venezuela, are deposited every weekend in the collapsed morgue of Bello Monte, Caracas."
The report says that Caracas "is the second most dangerous city in the world."
Additionally, Spanish newspaper El País reported in an article entitled "The new war of Chávez and the media," the efforts made by President Hugo Chávez to prevent the Venezuelan public opinion from being informed of the lack of security in the country.
"Every Venezuelan has a story to tell about crime: armed robbery, murder, express kidnapping. Crime has become a central issue in the parliamentary elections to be held on September 26," said El País.
Another Spanish newspaper (La Voz de Galicia) published an article entitled "Chávez seeks to emulate the Cuban media model." It explained that a judge banned all Venezuelan newspapers from disseminating images of violent events.
Finally, Paraguayan newspaper ABC said in an op-ed written by Eduardo Quintana and entitled "Pornography" that there were 19.133 murders in Venezuela in 2009.
Luis Jiménez Alfaro seems to have hidden under the rocks. The last time he was seen was on April 2006 walking calmly around Simón Bolívar International Airport of Maiquetía, located nearby Caracas. At that time, more than five tons of cocaine arrived in Mexico in an airplane which took off from Venezuela, and his name featured as a missing piece of the puzzle of one of the most massive drug shipments that has been witnessed in the Western Hemisphere.