Sunday, September 30, 2012

Change In Venezuela?

Venezuela's Marathon Man Looks To Run Down Chavez -- New York Times

Henrique Capriles, an opposition leader who runs marathons in his spare time, hopes to give Hugo Chavez a close race in elections next weekend, reports Philip Sherwell.

Soaked by rain and perspiration, Henrique Capriles retreated reluctantly inside his campaign bus as the horn-blowing, flag-waving convoy crept through the pot-holed streets of the slums of Maracaibo, Venezuela's second city.

A late evening tropical thunderstorm had finally forced him from his place atop a pick-up truck after a typical 12-hour day of rapturous rallies and rock-star receptions for the dashing 40-year-old opposition leader.

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Profile: Henrique Capriles -- Al Jazeera

My Comment: Chavez controls the government, media, and most likely the tools that will run next weeks election. I will be surprised if Henrique Capriles will be able to garner enough votes to challenge the uncumbant.

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