Monica Spear’s Murder Shines Light on Venezuela’s Violent Crime/Se resalta la violencia venezolana con la muerte de Mónica Spear


Below is a statement from a 30-year old Venezuelan currently living abroad. His disgust with his home, in the wake of recent events, is evident from his comments. The murder of former Miss Venezuela Monica Spear has focused the world’s attention on Venezuela’s sky-rocketing crime rate. The young ex-patriot laments the fact that on a daily basis many Venezuelans who have not attained Ms. Spear’s level of fame suffer a similar fate and nobody seems to care. He fears there is no respect for life.

Getty Images/Handout
Getty Images/Handout

What happened to Monica Spear in Venezuela is really a shitty situation. A year ago, the same thing happened to the baseball player, something that also happens to thousands of Venezuelans who sadly are not famous so nobody will know. What’s left from all these? NOTHING. Another dead person, a number, a statistic, another destroyed family, children without parents, parents without children. Each day that passes I have less desire to step a foot in Venezuela and each day that passes I feel less and less proud of saying that I am Venezuelan. The reality is I’m saying that I come from a place where there is no respect for life. I wish I was wrong and that I could change my thoughts and once again feel proud of being Venezuelan.

Es una real putada lo que ha pasado con Monica Spear en Venezuela. Lo mismo pasó con el jugador de béisbol hace un año y lo mismo pasa con miles de venezolanos que tristemente no son famosos y nadie se entera. ¿En que queda todo esto?en NADA. Un muerto más, un número, una estadística, una familia más destruida, niños sin padres, padres sin hijos. Cada día me quedan menos ganas de pisar Venezuela y cada día siento menos orgullo de decir que soy venezolano, decir que vengo del mismo sitio donde se perdió el respeto por la vida. Ojala me equivoque y logre devolver este pensamiento y volver a sentirme venezolano. Es una real putada lo que ha pasado con Monica Spear en Venezuela. Lo mismo pasó con el jugador de béisbol hace un año y lo mismo pasa con miles de venezolanos que tristemente no son famosos y nadie se entera. ¿En que queda todo esto?en NADA. Un muerto más, un número, una estadística, una familia más destruida, niños sin padres, padres sin hijos. Cada día me quedan menos ganas de pisar Venezuela y cada día siento menos orgullo de decir que soy venezolano, decir que vengo del mismo sitio donde se perdió el respeto por la vida. Ojala me equivoque y logre devolver este pensamiento y volver a sentirme venezolano.

Today’s Daily Prompt is about being outside and looking in. As a Venezuelan who has left his home the young man who made the above statement is certainly outside looking in, but with a vested interest.

MeDCMontreal is a Montreal writer born and raised who likes to establish balance and juxtapositions; a bit of this and a bit of that, a dash of Yin and a soupçon of Yang, some Peaks and Freans and maybe a bit of a sting in the tail! Please follow DC on Twitter @DCMontreal and on Facebook, and add him on Google+
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