According to a press note by the Agencia Bolivariana de Noticias, President Maduro is determined to “fight against the anti-values of capitalism and the cult of violence and drugs.”
In this struggle Maduro sees the role of government as therapeutic: “In Venezuela we will cure our society of the anti-values of capitalism, the cult of weapons, violence and drugs. This I swear and this we will accomplish! We will cure our society!” he declared yesterday.
The President also explained how this culture of drugs and violence emerged: “In the 60’s they designed LSD and they introduced that hard drug in the Latino’s poor neighborhoods, in the black neighborhoods and among the young people. Thus came all this phenomenon of drug addiction, drug culture, cult of negative leaderships and mobsters.”