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Raul Gallegos

Miss Venezuela's Murder Is the Price of Politics

When a former beauty queen and her husband are killed by highway robbers on a Caracas freeway in front of their 5-year-old daughter the issue inevitably becomes political.  

When a former beauty queen and her husband are killed by highway robbers on a Caracas freeway in front of their 5-year-old daughter the issue inevitably becomes political.

The shooting death of Monica Spear, the 2004 Miss Venezuela, along with her husband, Thomas Henry Berry, on Monday happened in one of the world's most dangerous countries, where the government regulates almost every facet of life, yet tolerates the social rot and corruption that breed rampant crime.