Venezuelan opposition asks pope to mediate

Venezuelan opposition asks pope to mediate

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The Venezuelan opposition needs the help of pope Francis called for an end to the serious political and economic crisis in the country.

The leader of the roman catholic church in the socialist government of president Nicolás Maduro should insist on the acceptance of humanitarian assistance and respect for human rights.

“Our country is in a crisis of unprecedented magnitude”, said european parliament president Julio Borges Thursday. It is missing in Venezuela to everything, especially food and medicines.

The regime denies that and points to the help offered by, for example, charities.


Due to the low price of oil, corruption and years of mismanagement has Venezuela less than about foreign exchange for needed goods to import. The stores sell, often no for the daily needs.

“Those who are responsible for the famine, to throw out the door for humanitarian workers to close and defend their power at any cost,” said Borges.

Maduro has put the parliament, which the opposition a majority had recently offside. Many opponents went to jail.

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