Two hundred people killed in Caracas so far in February
One of the victims murdered last weekend was a social worker at the Mayor's Office of Sucre Municipality, northeast Caracas
Last weekend, 38 people were reported killed. One of the casualties was identified as José Colón (48). His body was taken to the morgue in Caracas.
The victim's relatives informed that Colón was in his apartment on Sunday afternoon, in Petare, northeast Caracas, when someone rang the doorbell. As soon as Colón opened the door, he was repeatedly shot.
The medical team assisting him asserted that the man had died on his way to the hospital.
No one else was killed or injured. Colón's wife and two daughters were visiting a relative when the murder took place.
The victim was a social worker at the Mayor's Office of Sucre Municipality, northeast Caracas.
Translated by Jhean Cabrera
At first she agreed that I use her real name, that she had no problems with that at all. After all, living with HIV had driven her to help others – as a workshop facilitator giving talks and conducting seminars, or as a volunteer for local AIDS Service Organizations like Acción Solidaria (Solidary Action) and Mujeres Unidas por la Salud (Women United for Health, or Musa), a support group network for HIV-positive women. But when we were well into the interview, the realization that she might lose her private health insurance coverage made her change her mind.