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Hugo Chavez Blames Gaming for Venezuela's Violence, Pushes Ban

Venezuela también prohíbe juegos violentos (Baja pare ver la noticia en español)

Dear reader, I've just learned today that Venezuelan president Hugo Chavez is prohibiting violent video games in the country. According to several news sources, my own experience and stories like this one, Venezuela has become one of the most violent countries in the world.

I don't like violent video games but I don't think that banning them from the country is going to help reduce the daily crimes that are happening in that country. As a matter of fact, I believe that it will never work. The pirate market in Venezuela is so healthy that we will see that the distribution of these games will increase in the following weeks. You can bank on it.

Take a look Hugo Chavez's nephew (Antonio Chavez) below and let me know what do you think about it (right your comments at the end of this post)

Querido lector, me he enterado hoy que el presidente venezolano Hugo Chávez va a prohibir los juegos de video …