Now comes news that Venezuela is also worse off than Iraq.
Venezuelan Politics blog reported that an average 33 Venezuelans were murdered each day last year, which comes to 1000 murders per month.
Iraq’s and Venezuela’s populations are roughly comparable: 27.5 million versus 27.7 million. In the last three months, there have been 1498 civilian fatalities in Iraq. During this same time, roughly 3000 Venezuelans have been murdered. - Gateway Pundit
So, according to this report, for every person killed in Iraq, two are being killed in Venezuela. It is just not news because the US did not invade that country.
Dictators like Hugo Chavez depend on the press to concentrate their efforts elsewhere. So far it has been working. One can hope for change once President Bush has left office, but maniacs like this will find another reason to hate/blame the US for their problem, especially if a Republican becomes the next President.
The UN should be taking the lead in pushing these countries to develop for the better. Unfortunately, the UN is led, in part, by these very countries which pervert any attempt at pushing change back onto the third-world. This is pretty much a fatal flaw that the UN suffers from. It is designed to maintain 'stability' of the current world situation. So you almost never see any change for the better coming from it. The UN literally has the foxes in control of the henhouse. You need not look any farther than the now-neutered UN Human Rights Council for proof.