Bodyguard life in high-crime Venezuela: 'An ungrateful profession that leaves you with scars'

February 17, 2015 4:15 AM

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Bodyguard life in high-crime Venezuela: 'An ungrateful profession that leaves you with scars'

In this Sept. 17, 2014 photo, Julio Delgado demonstrates a tactical gun position, during a training session for fellow bodyguards, in Maracay, Venezuela. Delgado, who directs security for the family of a powerful automobile importer, is among the private bodyguards who are becoming more common, and increasingly targeted, as Venezuela is hit by an epidemic of crime. (AP Photo/Ariana Cubillos) (The Associated Press)

In this Sept. 17, 2014 photo, private bodyguard Julio Delgado, pauses during a training session for fellow bodyguards in Maracay, Venezuela. Guards like Delgado make a precarious living. Both on the job and off, bodyguards now are forced to take greater risks to guard their employers and also to pro...

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