Venezuela must not be such a good place
I was there in March. I had no problems. There is politcal unrest though. Chavez, the Venezuelan President, is an extreme Socialist bordering on Communist. Castro is his idol. Anyhow, he keeps it so no one can really make money. That is why the crime rate is high.
No one I talked to like him. I did see pro-Chavez graffiti in some seedy parts though.
As for the girls, well I'd post the pictures but there are minors on this site. I do have some that are not X rated though.