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Venezuela opposition leader in Latin American tour in search for support

Tuesday, June 14th 2016 - 08:40 UTC
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 Capriles called on UNASUR and MERCOSUR to back his side's constitutional efforts to remove Maduro via a recall referendum. Capriles called on UNASUR and MERCOSUR to back his side's constitutional efforts to remove Maduro via a recall referendum.
Capriles spoke after meeting with Paraguayan president Horacio Cartes in Asunción. Capriles spoke after meeting with Paraguayan president Horacio Cartes in Asunción.

One of Venezuelan top opposition leader on Monday launched a tour of Latin American countries to rally support for his side in its bid to remove President Nicolas Maduro from office. Henrique Capriles, a senior figure in the opposition MUD coalition, was in Paraguay, Argentina and planned to move on to Brazil.

 “Venezuela is a marvelous country but we need help from all of our brothers in the region for the constitution to be respected,” he told reporters. He called on the South American regional blocs Unasur and Mercosur to back his side's constitutional efforts to remove Maduro via a recall referendum.

Capriles spoke after meeting with Paraguayan president Horacio Cartes in Asunción.

The MUD blames Maduro for a severe economic crisis in Venezuela. Citizens are suffering shortages of basic food and goods.

Maduro vows to hold on to power and push on with the “socialist revolution” launched by his late predecessor Hugo Chavez.

Center-right leader Capriles lost his bid for the presidency in the 2013 election against Maduro.

“The situation in Venezuela is not a matter for indifference,” he said. “It can affect what happens in Paraguay and in all the countries in the region. Do not abandon us.”

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  • Mendoza Canadian

    MadNicky has declared the opposition of fraud. Look who is calling the kettle black. They have some nasty tricks up their sleeves. And Capriles is right...this is going to affect the whole continent. Dark days are coming unless these commies are stopped.

    Jun 14th, 2016 - 11:48 am 0
  • ChrisR

    He will not get anything from Macri after Macri shafted Almagro about declaring MADuro of killing democracy and wanting The VenCrap treated the same way Argieland, Uruguay and Brazil did to Paraguay when ALL Paraguay had done was to remove the flock shagging bishop from the presidency using THE LAW!

    Somebody should buy Macri a dress and give him Botox injections, he's getting more like TMBOA every week.

    Jun 14th, 2016 - 06:12 pm 0
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