Chavismo (Venezuelan Socialism) Equals Starvation: Nobel Peace Prize Winner Óscar Arias

(From The PanAm Post)

“It is a mistake to confuse the democratic origin of a regime with the democratic functioning of the state. A vote can never be a blank check in the hands of governments and that is unfortunately what has happened in Venezuela.”

The former president said that the process advanced by President Hugo Chávez and now the administration of Nicolás Maduro turned Venezuelan democracy into an autocracy, “a considerably totalitarian state where human rights and individual freedoms are violated.”

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