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Ex-Miss Venezuela Shot Dead in Roadside Robbery
time ^ | Jan. 07, 2014 | By David Winograd

Posted on 01/07/2014 11:29:33 AM PST by BenLurkin

Reports suggest that armed robbers may have attacked the family after their car broke down on a road between Puerto Cabello and Valencia. Their daughter was also injured in the attack.

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TOPICS: Miscellaneous
KEYWORDS: crime; monicaspear; murder; venezuela

1 posted on 01/07/2014 11:29:33 AM PST by BenLurkin
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To: BenLurkin

I highly, HIGHLY doubt it was merely some thugs after her jewelry, money and clothing. Very possibly it was some of Hugo Chavez’s ex cronies and/or cronies of whoever the current tyrants of that nation are.


2 posted on 01/07/2014 11:34:29 AM PST by freedom462
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To: BenLurkin
Venezuela is one of the world’s most violent nations, according to Reuters. The official annual murder rate is 39 per 100,000 people, but local activists estimate the actual murder rate is nearly twice as high.

How is that possible? Venezuela is a socialist utopia with strict gun control.

3 posted on 01/07/2014 11:35:19 AM PST by Navy Patriot (Join the Democrats, it's not Fascism when WE do it, and the Constitution and law mean what WE say.)
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To: freedom462

The current tyrant is Chávez’s hand-picked successor Nicolás Maduro.


4 posted on 01/07/2014 11:35:53 AM PST by Olog-hai
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To: Olog-hai

Thanks for that. It can be a challenge even keeping up with the names of these tyrants these days as successors can change fairly quickly.


5 posted on 01/07/2014 11:37:07 AM PST by freedom462
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To: BenLurkin

6 posted on 01/07/2014 11:39:05 AM PST by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: Navy Patriot

Most countries in Latin America and many in Africa have homicide rates much worse than in Mexico.


7 posted on 01/07/2014 11:41:38 AM PST by forgotten man
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To: BenLurkin
Venezuela is one of the world’s most violent nations, according to Reuters. The official annual murder rate is 39 per 100,000 people, but local activists estimate the actual murder rate is nearly twice as high.

By comparison, the overall annual murder rate for the City of Chicago is about 16 per 100,000. Of course, this figure varies widely by neighborhood.

In other words, the national murder rate for Venezuela is as bad - or worse - than that of the most dangerous neighborhoods of Chicago.

Source 1.
Source 2.
Source 3.

8 posted on 01/07/2014 11:41:56 AM PST by Steely Tom (If the Constitution can be a living document, I guess a corporation can be a person.)
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To: Steely Tom

wow thats sobering


9 posted on 01/07/2014 11:46:27 AM PST by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: BenLurkin

Dreadful. RIP.


10 posted on 01/07/2014 11:50:25 AM PST by fieldmarshaldj (Resist We Much)
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To: Steely Tom

Ahhh...The Workers’ Paradise!


11 posted on 01/07/2014 11:50:41 AM PST by left that other site
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To: BenLurkin

Pretty normal in Venezuela from what I read, and also normal that the perps are never caught


12 posted on 01/07/2014 11:53:58 AM PST by GeronL (Extra Large Cheesy Over-Stuffed Hobbit)
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To: freedom462

There are hundreds of thousands if not millions of motorcycle type thugs in Venezuela. It is becoming a mad Max movie


13 posted on 01/07/2014 11:54:50 AM PST by GeronL (Extra Large Cheesy Over-Stuffed Hobbit)
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To: BenLurkin

She had a six pack toilet paper package in the trunk.


14 posted on 01/07/2014 11:54:59 AM PST by tflabo (Truth or Tyranny)
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To: BenLurkin

What a waste and horrid that her child had to witness it. That poor baby.


15 posted on 01/07/2014 11:56:08 AM PST by Irenic (The pencil sharpener and Elmer's glue is put away-- we've lost the red wheel barrow)
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To: driftdiver; left that other site
wow thats sobering

Yeah, so this chick leaves her home, which is undoubtedly in a very secure, gated community, hops in her car, goes outside the walls, has car trouble, pulls off the road... and is almost immediately robbed and murdered.

Pretty much what I expect would happen to someone who - while driving a nice car - had engine trouble and had pull over in one of Chicago's dangerous neighborhoods at 1 AM or so.

16 posted on 01/07/2014 11:57:06 AM PST by Steely Tom (If the Constitution can be a living document, I guess a corporation can be a person.)
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To: Steely Tom

Nice place.


17 posted on 01/07/2014 11:59:12 AM PST by left that other site
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To: BenLurkin; Travis McGee
When someone breaks down in Venezuela on the highway, it is normal to be robbed.

When a big rig breaks down... Katy don't bar the door, just run for it.


18 posted on 01/07/2014 12:01:43 PM PST by GeronL (Extra Large Cheesy Over-Stuffed Hobbit)
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To: Steely Tom

This happens to anyone who breaks down in Venezuela, at any time of day. There are hundreds of thousands of people out there waiting for the chance to rob them.

It can happen at the bus stop, on the bus, anywhere any time and the police are unable or unwilling to help. The chance of a victim getting justice in the courts is close to zero.

I read a lot of Venezuela blogs. lol


19 posted on 01/07/2014 12:04:16 PM PST by GeronL (Extra Large Cheesy Over-Stuffed Hobbit)
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To: BenLurkin; All

Sad news...Monica Spear is a fellow UCF alum

Seems to be whenever you have multi racial Socialist Spanish speaking country...you have massive violence


20 posted on 01/07/2014 12:08:14 PM PST by SeminoleCounty (Amnesty And Not Ending ObamaCare Will Kill GOP In 2014)
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To: GeronL
This happens to anyone who breaks down in Venezuela, at any time of day. There are hundreds of thousands of people out there waiting for the chance to rob them.

It can happen at the bus stop, on the bus, anywhere any time and the police are unable or unwilling to help. The chance of a victim getting justice in the courts is close to zero.

I would think that at some point the nation would basically fall apart, with militias cordoning off neighborhoods or subdivisions, with roadblocks, privately-run checkpoints, armored convoys... that sort of thing. How do people live in that place?

And just imagine, in Venezuelan big cities, there are bad neighborhoods that are really bad.

This is the nation who's dictator-for-life came over here, to the United Nations, and publically insulted our President from the podium. "Smell of brimstone," etc. And our MSM lapped it all up with delight.

21 posted on 01/07/2014 12:09:45 PM PST by Steely Tom (If the Constitution can be a living document, I guess a corporation can be a person.)
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To: SeminoleCounty

Sarah Palin's Fault


22 posted on 01/07/2014 12:10:46 PM PST by Jeff Chandler (Obamacare: You can't make an omelette without breaking a few eggs.)
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To: driftdiver
From a related article:

"Venezuela has one of the highest murder rates in the world with more killings than the United States and Europe combined, according to one estimate."

23 posted on 01/07/2014 12:18:11 PM PST by CaptainK (...please make it stop. Shake a can of pennies at it.)
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To: GeronL
With that low bridge, I bet they hang out like vultures waiting for the next truck to get stuck. Like when I was a kid. Hang out at the corner at the bottom of the hill in winter and push cars out of the snow bank and hope for a tip. (Most folks were good for $5!) We talked about bringing buckets of water out to REALLY get it icy - but never did.
24 posted on 01/07/2014 12:27:57 PM PST by 21twelve (http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2185147/posts 2013 is 1933 REBORN)
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To: Irenic
What a waste and horrid that her child had to witness it. That poor baby.

They shot her as well.

25 posted on 01/07/2014 12:36:18 PM PST by Drew68
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To: Steely Tom
Yeah, so this chick leaves her home, which is undoubtedly in a very secure, gated community, hops in her car, goes outside the walls, has car trouble, pulls off the road... and is almost immediately robbed and murdered.

I'd read that she moved to Florida because Venezuela had become too violent. Maybe she was back visiting family.

26 posted on 01/07/2014 12:40:46 PM PST by Drew68
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To: GeronL
Her ya go..one of my favorites:

Watch this bridge destroy dozens of trucks and buses ( set to music)

27 posted on 01/07/2014 1:31:49 PM PST by ken5050 (This space available cheap...)
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To: ken5050

lol

not the music I expected


28 posted on 01/07/2014 1:47:37 PM PST by GeronL (Extra Large Cheesy Over-Stuffed Hobbit)
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To: BenLurkin

Ah Man! She was my favorite Miss Venezuela. Descanse en paz. I’m praying her baby makes it.

BTW, I think it was Miss Venezuela/Universe 2009 who was kidnapped as a teenager. Venezuela is becoming a human zoo.


29 posted on 01/07/2014 1:56:02 PM PST by tanuki (Left-wing Revolution: show biz for boring people.)
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To: tanuki

“becoming???” try IS


30 posted on 01/07/2014 2:00:18 PM PST by ken5050 (This space available cheap...)
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To: tanuki

“becoming???” try IS


31 posted on 01/07/2014 2:00:18 PM PST by ken5050 (This space available cheap...)
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To: BenLurkin

DUDE I hear of her
She was in novelera that I watch Telemundo couple years ago


32 posted on 01/07/2014 2:35:16 PM PST by SevenofNine (We are Freepers, all your media bases belong to us ,resistance is futile)
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To: BenLurkin
Not all of these are her. I think all on the first 2 rows are though.

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33 posted on 01/07/2014 3:52:05 PM PST by ETL (ALL (most?) of the Obama-commie connections at my FR Home page: http://www.freerepublic.com/~etl/)
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To: SevenofNine
DUDE I hear of her She was in novelera that I watch Telemundo couple years ago

I knew some ex Venezuelan Beauty Queen was shot, but I had no idea it was Monica Spear until I saw a blurb on Telemundo tonight.

I've watched her in several Telenovelas over the past few years. I assumed she lived in Florida, and was so fair skinned, I had no idea she was Venezuelan. Wha the hell was she doing in Venezuela?

Very sad. Hope her daughter makes it..

34 posted on 01/07/2014 7:01:40 PM PST by sockmonkey (Of Course I didn't read the article. After all, this is FreeRepublic..)
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To: sockmonkey

Her daughter is okay

What I understand she was visiting family down there

She just innocent victim


35 posted on 01/08/2014 9:44:25 AM PST by SevenofNine (We are Freepers, all your media bases belong to us ,resistance is futile)
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To: GeronL

workers paradise


36 posted on 01/08/2014 9:48:44 AM PST by morphing libertarian
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To: GeronL

Pretty fancy looking rig there, probably belonged to some capitalist oppressor! /sarcasm ;)


37 posted on 01/08/2014 11:02:43 AM PST by Frank_2001
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To: sockmonkey; SevenofNine

I only just now realized it was Spear. Like you I had watched her in a couple of novelas starting with her first a couple of years ago (Prima Ciela)...

Shocking. I work with a lot of Venezuelans, though, and lived there a couple of times years ago so I get it. Tragic.


38 posted on 01/09/2014 8:17:41 AM PST by marron
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I only just now realized it was Spear.

I saw they've arrested 7 people for her murder, three of them are in their teens, IIRC.

Such a waste. She apparently used her fame to raise awareness on autism, and domestic violence. Aside from her obvious outer beauty, by all accounts, she was a carring, humble person.

Also, even though the headlines all read "Venezuelan Beauty Queen", Monica Speaer was an American Citizen.

39 posted on 01/09/2014 8:52:54 AM PST by sockmonkey (Of Course I didn't read the article. After all, this is FreeRepublic..)
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