Caracas Ranchos © by Dawn M. Becker

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This is something else to see in real life.
On TV we see it and say…Oh those poor people!!!
When you see it in real life, it’s a whole new vision!!!

Venezuela and its capital, Caracas, are reported to both have among the highest per capita murder rates in the world. Most murders and other violent crimes go unsolved. Armed criminal gangs often operate with impunity throughout the urban areas. The poor neighborhoods that cover the hills around Caracas are extremely dangerous. U.S. travelers have reported robberies and other crimes committed against them by individuals wearing uniforms and purporting to be police officers or National Guard members. Police investigations into kidnappings have revealed that police officers are often involved. Caracas tops list of murder capitals of the world.


venezuela, caracas, ranchos, poor, city, poverty, homes

I love the arts…nature…animals…
I find my peace while photographing
the beauty around me…
sunrises, sunsets, trees, flowers, animals,
the lake, architecture…
I also like to draw and back in the 80s, I loved all of the work by
Patrick Nagel, and I was doing drawings like his!!!

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  • Thomas Eggert
    Thomas Eggertover 2 years ago

    Now that’s living on top of each other…….

  • Thanx for comment and fave…those people are so poor…we, in the USA, do not even know what poor is!!! :o)

    – Dawn M. Becker

  • Debbie Robbins
    Debbie Robbinsover 2 years ago

    OMgosh… makes me very sad…. great capture.. thanks for sharing Dawn!!!! xoxo

  • TY very much and for the fave…we really don’t know what poor is!!!

    – Dawn M. Becker

  • Angela  Burman
    Angela Burmanover 2 years ago

    Wow Dawn. Amazing shot and really hits home. Great work

  • TY very much Angie and for faving…you need to explain to me…hits home??? Bmail me plz!!!

    – Dawn M. Becker

  • Manon Boily
    Manon Boilyover 2 years ago

    I really know what you mean… sad… really nice shot Dawn

  • TY so very much Manon…I actually went into those ranchos!!! My friend I was staying with, she knows a family that lives there…that family was so kind and sweet and offered us a meal, when they themselves have nothing!!!

    – Dawn M. Becker

  • Ellanita
    Ellanitaover 2 years ago

    Gosh what an amazing capture !!!

  • TY very much Ellanita…quite shocking to see up close!!!

    – Dawn M. Becker

  • Poete100
    Poete100over 2 years ago

    I’m getting so claustraphobic…eeekkks!!! Great shot….I’m glad it’s not me that went there…

  • Exactly…and the murder rate is very high!!! Caracas has the highest murder rate per capita in the world!!!
    When I was there, I knew how to blend in…I did not want to look like a tourist or an American LOL…I would see robberies in broad daylight!!! I saw violence in person, we were in lock down in our house because of a riot, the country at one point went on strike!!! We had under ground connections to get food and drink!!! Let me tell you girl…I should write a book of my travels and places I have lived!!! :o)

    – Dawn M. Becker

  • Poete100
    Poete100over 2 years ago

    Thank God you’re a smart girl…clever and wise!!! Glad you came back unscathed…
    You have courage…

  • TY much Lorraine!!! I was staying with my friend who is Venezuelan and I was speaking Spanish!!!
    There are a lot of people living in VZ that came from Europe and the US…
    they learned the language and how to blend in!!! There are very nice rich areas there, but the poor do out number the well to do!!!

    – Dawn M. Becker

  • Guendalyn
    Guendalynover 2 years ago

    WOW WOW WOW WOWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWW WOW !!!! 5000000000000000000000000000000 di fav!!!

  • heehee…TY so very much and for faving!!! :-D

    – Dawn M. Becker

  • Denise Abé
    Denise Abéover 2 years ago

    cool work :) xxx

  • TY very much Denise :o)

    – Dawn M. Becker

  • JEZ22
    JEZ22over 2 years ago

    Amazing Shot, what awful conditions to have to live in

  • TY very much and yes it is!!! So dangerous there too!!!

    – Dawn M. Becker

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