Yepes, Christian and citizen

"Maracaibo has given so much ..."
Ricardo Aguirre

He wrote about Roberto Yepes Boscán, a hard-working, wise and honorable judge who leaves us his clean example when he leaves, I receive the news that Guillermo, his brother and mine in the idea, rushed to accompany him. I would have so much to say about him.
Guillermo Yepes Boscán was born in 1942. His cursus honorum of brilliance and honesty, deputy, ambassador, minister, would nevertheless be insufficient to say who he was. Poet, essayist, combative and conscientious political activist from the university to the national leadership of the Christian Democracy, its training secretary and the engine of its most formidable effort in this field, the 1987 Aristides Calvani Ideological Congress for New Democracy. of the brilliant generation of 1958 that gave so much and could give so much more. In the National Committee he sat next to Pepe Rodríguez Iturbe, whom with his cicada voice he used practical jokes that he tolerated because of the fraternity that united them.
His Christianity did not know how to stay still, so his citizenship never knew rest. Intelligent, cultured, extremely competent. If Agatha Christie had written about him, the play would be titled The Strange Case of the Efficient Poet. He was hard-working, noble, upright to the point of intransigence.
He was my partner, my friend and my teacher. In the early seventies, in the hard responsibility of standing up for our ideas in the universities, Guillermo was from the Irfes Marabino my bastion of support. We share the governmental experience led by Luis Herrera. He was a great ambassador on a very delicate mission in Nicaragua and, as few know, a decisive will and arm in the Pan American Games in Caracas in 1983, a shining demonstration of what Venezuelans are capable of doing. I was one of the team that accompanied him in the Ideological Congress and in Deputies we worked together again. When he retired, he left me two assignments, the restoration of the Capitol and the direction of Notes and Documents, the Latin American magazine of the Maritain.
Of his solid bibliography, the latest are three books. One on the work of Guillermo Sucre (2012); Vetas de la Piedra Angular (2006), on political culture, cultural politics and culture of the world to come and Praetorianism, intolerance and barbarism (2012), his map of the route of militarism, discrimination and fanaticism to the ti

 

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