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Venezuela opposition scuttles rally due to violence fears
Miami Herald ^ | September 9, 2012 | JIM WYSS

Posted on 09/10/2012 12:57:59 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife

CARACAS -- With less than a month to go before Venezuela’s presidential elections, the opposition said it was forced to keep its candidate, Henrique Capriles, from attending a rally Sunday because of fears that pro-government forces posed a threat.

Capriles’ campaign chief, Armando Briquet, said that an event planned for the La Pastora neighborhood, a longtime government stronghold that is part of greater Caracas, had to be called off amid reports that there were armed supporters of President Hugo Chávez who were bent on stopping the rally.

Briquet said that photos and video of the disturbances showing members of the ruling PSUV party agitating the crowds would be handed over to police. He also called on Chávez to rein in supporters..............

........State-run media said that there were no signs of disturbances, save spirited supporters of each camp yelling at each other. The accusations came as Chávez led a rally in the community of Charallave, in Miranda state, where he repeated claims that he has an unassailable lead.

“We’re going to give the right a lesson,” he told a crowd of supporters. “That bourgeoisie candidate [Capriles] represents the worst of Venezuela.”

Capriles, 40, the former governor of Miranda state, has been barnstorming the nation as he tries to convince Venezuelans that 14 years under Chávez’s rule has been long enough.

For his part, Chávez, 58, says he needs another six-year term to cement the gains of his “Socialist Revolution.”...

(Excerpt) Read more at miamiherald.com ...


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: communism; hugochavez; venezuela

1 posted on 09/10/2012 12:58:09 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Any ideas who will win?


2 posted on 09/10/2012 1:00:37 AM PDT by tsowellfan (Voting for Obama/Biden is like purposely swallowing two tapeworms)
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To: tsowellfan

Chavez controls so much now, he surely controls the polls.


3 posted on 09/10/2012 1:19:04 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

For his part, Chávez, 58, says he needs another six-year term to cement the gains of his “Socialist Revolution.”...

For his part, Obama, says he needs another four-year term to cement the gains of his “Socialist transformation.”...

Like peas in a pod.


4 posted on 09/10/2012 1:31:21 AM PDT by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
Chavez controls so much now, he surely controls the polls.

Today's Venezuela could be 2016's America - if Obama wins

5 posted on 09/10/2012 1:32:08 AM PDT by tsowellfan (Voting for Obama/Biden is like purposely swallowing two tapeworms)
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To: tsowellfan; tet68

Yes!

Yes!


6 posted on 09/10/2012 1:36:28 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: tet68

Exactly how I read this. It’s typical that the revolution never ends. The problem with the Left is they live on a lie. They’re not propeople. They and their policies are anti-life.

The proper order of things is people, ideas, and then things. Things and ideas serve people. For liberals it is the reverse.


7 posted on 09/10/2012 2:48:35 AM PDT by 1010RD (First, Do No Harm)
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