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Venezuela’s bishops rip Chávez regime

Catholic World News - July 14, 2010

Lamenting the “violence and corruption” in their nation-- “the insecurity, the violent deaths in streets and prisons, and the outrageous loss of food and medicines”-- Venezuela’s bishops blasted Hugo Chávez’s regime in a July 12 statement.

“People want to live in democracy, under the rule of law, with a real participation of all citizens, in a climate of justice and freedom,” the bishops said. “Therefore, the imposition of a socialist state inspired by the Cuban communist regime that has been enforced through laws and facts that ignore the popular will and the Constitution is absolutely unacceptable.”

The bishops also expressed their solidarity with Cardinal Jorge Urosa Savino of Caracas, whom Chávez denounced during a July 5 address to the national assembly.

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