Caracas, Venezuela, Nov 4, 2019 / 19:01 pm
Cardinal Jorge Liberato Urosa Savino has said that if the administration of Nicolas Maduro "truly had love for Venezuela they would have already left power."
In an interview published by the Venezuelan newspaper El Nacional, Cardinal Urosa, Archbishop Emeritus of Caracas, noted that the Maduro administration "has really led the country to a terrible ruin which is growing more and more."
Under Maduro's socialist administration Venezuela has been marred by violence and social upheaval, with severe shortages of food and medicine, high unemployment, blackouts, and hyperinflation. More than 4 million Venezuelans have emigrated since 2015, most of them to Colombia, Peru, the US, and Ecuador.
"They don't want to leave now because they're clinging to power, it would seem they don't care about the suffering they're causing the people, the suffering of so many people that have to leave," the cardinal stated.