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Leading Venezuelan bishop decries government repression

September 05, 2018

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CWN Editor's Note: Archbishop José Luis Azuaje of Maracaibo, the president of the Venezuelan bishops’ conference, said that “the concept of repression does not merely mean beating up an individual or group of people; it also means depriving them of what they need—in terms of food, of electricity, of the necessary public services required by basic human dignity.”

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  • Posted by: Randal Mandock - Sep. 07, 2018 6:39 PM ET USA

    Learn the lesson from Eastern Europe and Asia: stop trying to reinvent a broken wheel. The story is always the same. It was explained most recently to me by a representative of the Revolutionary Communist Party USA: "Our model is different. The other models failed because they were not properly implemented." Isn't this the same claim that Bernie Sanders has been making for all his years in Congress? The popular definition of insanity seems to fit here: doing the same thing over and over again...