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Chavez pushing Venezuela into dictatorship, cardinal charges

Catholic World News - July 08, 2010

President Hugo Chavez is leading Venezuela down the road to totalitarianism, warns Cardinal Jorge Urosa Savino of Caracas.

After Chavez denounced him as a “troglodyte,” Cardinal Urosa fired back with a statement that the nation’s leader wants to “impose a socialist-Marxist system in the country to control all sectors.” The ultimate goal of Chavez policies, the cardinal said, is a “dictatorship led by the elite that is ruling the country.”

Cardinal Urosa, who has clashed repeatedly with Chavez, was unbowed by the president’s public denunciation. He said the public attack on him by Chavez was “unbecoming for such a person.”

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  • Posted by: extremeCatholic - Jul. 08, 2010 8:27 PM ET USA

    They came first for the foreign-owned corporations, but I did not speak up because I was not a foreign-owned corporation, then they came for the advocates of free markets and liberty, but I did not speak up because I was not an advocate of free markets and liberty, then they came for the independent media, but I did not speak up because I was not of the independent media, then they came for me, and by that that time, no one was left to speak up.

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