Venezuela creates council to fight crimes
The Venezuelan government announced the creation of a National Council of Prevention and Citizen Security to cope with rising crimes in the country, local media said Wednesday, according to Xinhua.
The council will be a multi-party group formed by vice presidency and the General Prosecutor's office of the country, as well as the interior and justice ministry.
Officially opening the new council, Vice President Ramon Carrizalez has outlined its task to present an articulated and integral solution to the problem of crimes and security in all aspects.
Carrizalez said the council came about as a result of work undertaken when Jesse Chacon was interior and justice minister and President Hugo Chavez's deep concern about recognizing faults in the public security system.