Venezuelan archbishop fearful of Chavez request for emergency powers
Catholic World News - December 17, 2010
A Venezuelan prelate has expressed concern that the new extraordinary powers sought by President Hugo Chavez could aggravate the severe divisions within the country.
Archbishop Baltazar Porras, the vice-president of the Venezuelan episcopal conference, said that the emergency powers that Chavez has requested would endanger the cause of freedom, encourage corruption in government, and exacerbate political tensions between the Chavez government and its critics.
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