The Venezuelan Bishops’ Conference has demanded national elections and a “democratic transition” to free the country from the failed leadership of dictator Nicolás Maduro.
“In our country we suffer the dire consequences of an economic model imposed by a communist regime and ideology that has impoverished us all, especially the weakest,” the bishops state in their declaration, dated January 11. “On the other hand, we see a minority group of Venezuelans getting rich at the expense of the majority of the population.”
“We suffer from the errors of a misnamed ‘Plan of the Homeland,’ which aims to impose laws to create a communal state,” the bishops continue. “It is run by people who do not assume the responsibility and ethics necessary to run a government, which should promote the development, progress, and well-being of all citizens, rather than bringing calamity and ruin to the nation.”
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