Friday, January 16, 2004

Venezuelan revised penal code

Two more reasons why Venezuela is such a dangerous country:

  1. Venezuela has draft legislation for a revised penal code proposing the decriminalization of possession of drugs for personal use (see here, but I don't think the legislation has passed); and

  2. a Supreme Court judge has proposed (or here) to add to the same set of revisions to the penal code a provision that those who take food, medicine or inexpensive goods without using violence and for necessary reasons would not be punished (the Jean Valjean law; Reuters UK publishes this in a section called 'Oddly Enough'!).

You can see why the thugs who run the United States hate Venezuela so much.