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3/22/14

Canadian Chávez-haters require the death of a Toronto priest, for peace

Here's an interesting story from that plural and peace-loving paragon nation:
As Venezuela’s political crisis deepens, bitter divisions in the South American nation have spilled into Toronto, with a popular local priest receiving threats.
Father Hernan Astudillo of the Parish of San Lorenzo and Radio Voces Latinas, a radio station he founded in 2003, says he received threats by fax, email and phone last week after the church commemorated the anniversary of the death of controversial Venezuelan president Hugo Chavez.
That followed a silent protest by a man who attended a Sunday mass for Chavez on March 9 at the church near Dufferin St. and Lawrence Ave.
Toronto police are investigating the complaint, but no one has been charged.
“It’s okay to disagree and have heated debates, but you can’t intimidate and silence others with death threats,” said Pablo Vivanco, a member of the church, whose family came from Chile.