Caracas, the World Capital of Crime: Perspectives of Youth in Politics.


Friday, April 24, 2015, 1:30pm


CGIS South S-050, 1730 Cambridge St.

Caracas is the capital of crime in the world: the highest rate of homicides 120 homicides per 100,000 inhabitants. Young men against young men commit 90 % of homicides.

The conversation will be a unique opportunity to listen perspectives of young politicians who promote initiatives to reduce this problem.

How do they live it? What are they doing? What is their personal experience? 

Speakers: Leandro Buzon, Community Organizer, Sociologist, Community leader of 23 de Enero. General Coordinator of "Caracas Mi Convive", which supports organizations in communities with the highest rates of violence in Venezuela . 

Municipal Politics

Alejandro Vivas, Council member Metropolitan Caracas

Brian Fincheltub, Sports Director at Sucre Municipality 

 Jesus Armas, Council member Libertador Municipality