At the largest slum in Latin America, the law is different. “This is a peaceful night, only three people are dead, so far”, says commander Ure, from the Sucre’s city police. It’s eight o’clock on a Friday night, and one patrol is getting ready for a new round through Petare’s maze, the largest slum in Latin America. “People here get paid for their work every two weeks, so every 15 days Fridays and Saturdays are some tough days. On a weekend can be more than 50 murders”. Petare spreads itself along the mountain sides on the east of Caracas. By the slum’s entrance, where you have more than 50 neighborhoods, a huge square works as a shopping mall. Drunk people share the strees with prostitutes. Caribbean music fills the air. “The main problem here is violence between rival gangs, drugs, weapons and alcohol. We usually make a round here every day, but the truth is that the law here is different”, tells Ure.