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Venezuela's violent crime unstoppable: former beauty queen and husband shot dead

Wednesday, January 8th 2014 - 05:48 UTC
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Gunmen shot dead a former Miss Venezuela and her ex-husband in the South American nation, authorities said today. Monica Spear, 29, a soap opera actress, and Henry Berry, 39, died in an attempted robbery on the highway between Puerto Cabello and Valencia in central Venezuela. Read full article


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  • Troy Tempest

    This story was on the news in Canada hours ago - nobody could believe the violence and the tragedy!!

    Jan 08th, 2014 - 06:41 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Boovis

    A terrible story. My sympathy to the families and no support to those who are clearly incapable of running this country such as Maduro and Chavez before him. All those years in power were well enough for him to fix the nation's problems and he acheived what, exactly?

    Jan 08th, 2014 - 08:59 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Anglotino

    The president said on state TV: ”I ask those who assassinated this young person: what explanation do you have?“

    Look in the mirror Maduro, then visit the corpse of your predecessor.

    That's the explanation you're looking for.

    Jan 08th, 2014 - 09:33 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Captain Poppy

    A senseless tragedy. It just shows that no matter who you one is immune to crime. Ironic that she is murdered visiting her homeland while visiting the evil the trolls say.

    Can the bus driver make any more of a stupid statement.....“what explanation do you have”? This inept idiot does not even make the news anymore except bad news and pain and suffering.

    Jan 08th, 2014 - 10:15 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ChrisR

    Not so sure about this “report”.

    This was reported in the argie Clarin recently and was related to drugs and a “retribution killing” against the husband.

    You just never know in SA.

    Jan 08th, 2014 - 10:50 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Jack Bauer

    Right on Anglotino....with 2/3 of the the Caracas population living in slums - not much different to the rest of the wonderful “Republica Bolivariana”, what d'you expect ? It's no wonder that since the arrival of s**t hole Chavez, the Venezuelans that can, have and are still moving their homes and businesses to Panama City and to Miami.....

    Jan 08th, 2014 - 12:29 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Troy Tempest

    Ex-Husband was “British born ” Venezuelan citizen.

    On another news site , there were comments from several of her Venezuelan friends, now living in Miami. They all said they loved their country, but would never live there again - too frightening, too violent.

    “Retribution killing”? No mention of that in two other articles. Could be a targeted hit, on the other hsnd, this aspect of the story emerges at the same time that Maduros “damage control” press releases are made.

    Jan 08th, 2014 - 03:23 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • GFace

    Damned awful, as is the larger homicide epidemic there. (I recall that another Ms Venezuela caused a brouhaha when she waved the pre-chavezized flag [because it always all had to be about him] at a pageant. Glamour Oblige.)

    Jan 08th, 2014 - 03:55 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Musky

    A despicable crime. RIP Monica and Henry.

    Jan 08th, 2014 - 06:55 pm - Link - Report abuse 0

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