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Argentine bishop: looting is a crime, not a social protest

December 05, 2013

A rash of violent crime in Argentina’s Corboda region should not be attributed to poverty and political protests, but to “the presence of criminality in the province,” a local bishop has said.

Bishop Pedro Javier Torres, a newly appointed auxiliary of the Cordoba archdiocese, said that vandalism pilferage—sometimes accompanied by violence against persons—were “situations of looting and criminality rather than acts carried out by a social movement because of hunger.”

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