This week, Archbishop Reinaldo Del Prette of Valencia, Venezuela lamented the insufficient right to freedom of expression in the country.
“Unfortunately now with this presidency of Hugo Chavez, there is practically no way out, there is no longer sufficient freedom of expression. Respecting expression is the foundation of dialogue, and the first foundation of dialogue is listening and respecting one another,” the archbishop stated.
According to Venezuelan media, the archbishop added that the country does not want “confrontations, rudeness or discrediting, because this is not in the soul of our nation.”
“This kind of confrontation is useless and leads us nowhere,” he concluded.