If you are going to Venezuela be sure to wear a flak vest. The month of December was a homicidal blood bath with the official number stated at 510 murders.

The number is very likely understated as it does not address deaths that the state never got around to properly ‘categorizing’. President Hugo Chavez is vowing to get tough on crime though many “silently” believe he is responsible for much of the crime.

State side I would avoid New Orleans as well. New Orleans made number 3 for murder capital of the world.

In other news Oil Tankers are now armed with high pressure water jets which came in handy Friday in fighting off heavily armed Somali pirates. Cruise ships use both water cannons and sound weapons to fend off the pesky pirates

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