VHeadline Venezuela News reports: Episcopal Conference (CEV) 1st vice-president, Monsignor Roberto Luckert questions why the Venezuelan people are now being forced to celebrate an event that was only supported by a minority of the people ... and why "certain situations" have dug Venezuela into a hole of discredit, humiliation and violence that the government refuses to deal with...
In a statement to the regional newspaper, El Carabobeno, Luckert says he sees no reason for celebrating February 2 (as decreed by President Hugo Chavez to commemorate the 10th anniversary of his presidency) and has advised Venezuelan Catholics to reject "all events related to that celebration" ... obliquely it was a sideswipe to President Chavez' ambitions to win a plebiscite on February 15 aimed at allowing him unlimited re-election to Venezuela's highest public office.
As Archbishop of the ancient colonial city of Coro, Luckert said "I have absolutely nothing to celebrate, and I feel bad because I think that this gentleman (Chavez) violated the Constitution when he led a failed coup d'etat in February 1992. Precisely what are we supposed to celebrate this February? He (Chavez) discredits you, me and anybody who dissents, saying that we are plotting, that we are against Venezuela."
Luckert also rejects all of the President's decisions with regard to celebrating February 2 ... he questions the referendum scheduled for February 15 inasmuch as he considers that -- even though governmental spokespersons have denied it, yet the President himself confirmed it during a speech last Saturday -- that his intention is to get re-elected as many times as possible.
"The most important thing for Chavez is to prolong his model of government thru 2049 ... it's the same model as Cuba's eternal President Fidel Castro Ruz, same as they're doing in North Korea and trying to do in Zimbabwe!"
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