Caracas morgue has received 98 dead bodies so far in February
Twelve dead bodies were taken to the morgue on Monday and Tuesday
Consequently, in average the morgue received 19 bodies per day, and most of them (80%) had gunshot wounds, according to unofficial sources with the Scientific, Criminal and Forensic Investigation Agency (Cicpc).
In this sense, Police Chief Elisio Guzmán, the director of Miranda State Police Department, claimed that the skyrocketing murder rate in Venezuela is the result of the Venezuelan State's failure to implement public security policies.
Cristian Fonseca, a businessman in La Candelaria district downtown Caracas, was doing the accounts in his small shop office on Sunday December 21, 2008. The Christmas shopping season kept him working late hours into the night. It was around 11 p.m. and his phone rang. A friend broke the bad news to him over the telephone.