You're probably right and I'm wrong. I imagine that Venezuela, and most of Latin America, was much a similar situation as South Africa. The main difference probably being that the elites of LatAm countries had much more ability to protect themselves with paramilitary groups and similar.Hispanics do not seem as violent? Then why are 80% of the cities with highest murder rates Latin American? Not to mention the disproportionate amount of violent crime that Latinos commit in the USA, second only to African Americans.