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Evangelical Christian Movement for Venezuela: Allying with Dictator Nicolás Maduro in the Name of God

BySamantha Nguyen

Mar 27, 2024
The connection between Maduro and evangelicals in Venezuela within the Christian movement

In Venezuela, the Evangelical Christian Movement for Venezuela (Mocev) has become a key figure within the evangelical community. Established in 2017, Mocev is a union of men and women who believe in God and have around 5 thousand associated pastors. The movement has a presence in all 24 states of the country, making it an important part of Chavismo.

During the 2018 Venezuelan presidential elections, Mocev openly supported the re-election of dictator Nicolás Maduro, endorsing the continuation of the regime started by late dictator Hugo Chávez. The movement is led by Pastor Moisés García, who is also a deputy in the National Assembly for the United Socialist Party of Venezuela (PSUV).

The relationship between Mocev and the Maduro regime goes beyond symbolism, with the movement actively participating in religious acts, government events, and actions by the PSUV. During election periods, Mocev offers local evangelical leaders to hold rallies that target support from evangelicals, particularly the poorest members of society. This election cycle has seen increased persecution against the opposition, with Maduro seeking divine intervention from evangelical pastors to lift international sanctions imposed on Venezuela. The event also included announcements of new benefits for the evangelical community, further solidifying the alliance between Mocev and the regime.

However, not all Venezuelan evangelicals align with Mocev’s position. The Venezuelan Evangelical Council, established in 1972, emphasizes the importance of separating Church and State. Meanwhile, religious persecution and violence against Christians in Venezuela have been reported by organizations monitoring religious freedom. Despite this opposition, Mocev continues to be a prominent figure within Chavismo and maintains its support for the Maduro regime during election periods.

By Samantha Nguyen

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