ACI Prensa Staff, May 10, 2023 / 16:00 pm
In a May 8 interview with EWTN News, Bishop Marco Antonio Cortez Lara of Tacna and Moquegua in Peru said “it’s a serious thing” for a government to sacrifice its people for a failed ideological system.
The prelate was referring to the crisis of the migrants stranded at the Peruvian-Chilean border, most of whom are Venezuelans who have fled their country due to the dire social and economic situation that currently exists there.
Under the socialism introduced by the governments of presidents Hugo Chavez and his successor, Nicolas Maduro, Venezuela has gone from being a prosperous country to one having shortages of basic necessities and a high rate of poverty.
According to the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), 7 million Venezuelans have fled the country in search of a better life.