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  1. News - World - VENEZUELA

    Venezuela opposition to boycott vote audit

    Posted Apr 26th 2013, 10:42am by Associated Press in Caracas

    ... Associated Press in Caracas Henrique Capriles says Venezuela’s opposition will boycott an audit of election results because the National Electoral Council did not accept his demand for the examination of registers containing voters’ signatures and fingerprints. Capriles says the opposition will challenge the election results in the Supreme Court and pressure authorities to organise ...

  2. News - World - VENEZUELA

    Surging Capriles threatens Venezuela’s Chavez

    Posted Oct 01st 2012, 10:32am by Agence France-Presse in Caracus

    ... Agence France-Presse in Caracus Hundreds of thousands of backers of opposition candidate Henrique Capriles thronged the streets of the Venezuelan capital on Sunday, echoing his rising threat to President Hugo Chavez’s re-election. “I want to thank you all. Because I think this is the biggest rally Caracas has ever seen,” glowed Capriles to the massive crowd as he wrapped up ...

  3. News - World - VENEZUELA

    Venezuelans to vote in Hugo Chavez’s toughest election yet

    Posted Oct 07th 2012, 02:14pm by Agence France-Presse in Caracas

    ... Agence France-Presse in Caracas Venezuelans vote on Sunday in the toughest election President Hugo Chavez has faced in almost 14 years in power after fresh-faced rival Henrique Capriles electrified the country’s opposition. Chavez, 58, retains a loyal following among the country’s poor, who have propelled him to easy victories in past elections, but 40-year-old Capriles has narrowed ...

  4. News - World - VENEZUELA

    Tears, kisses and dancing at last Chavez campaign rally

    Posted Oct 05th 2012, 11:54am by Agence France-Presse in Caracus

    ... of the leftist leader, who is still the favourite to win but whose rival Henrique Capriles has surged in opinion polls. Chavez made a rock star entrance, jogging onto the stage with both fists in the air ... black-haired woman who wiped away tears as she stood on a railing when Chavez appeared on stage. But Capriles, a 40-year-old former Miranda state governor who says Chavez is “sick with power”, also ...

  5. News - World - VENEZUELA

    Two shot to death in Venezuelan political clash

    Posted Sep 30th 2012, 02:57pm by Associated Press in Caracas

    ... election, Henrique Capriles, Venezuelan authorities said. Clashes have erupted previously during the campaign for the October 7 vote, but these were the first deaths. Justice Minister Tarek El ... in a motorcade of Capriles supporters. Opposition lawmaker Julio Cesar Reyes said a group of Chavez supporters blocked the caravan and people on both sides were arguing when a man appeared with a gun ...

  6. News - World - VENEZUELA

    Chavez calls for pre-dawn turnout at Venezuela vote

    Posted Oct 03rd 2012, 11:58am by Reuters in Yaritagua and Caracus

    ... of South America’s biggest oil exporter was organisation and logistics. Chavez, 58, is in a close race with 40-year-old state governor Henrique Capriles, and both camps are now focused ... put Chavez ahead, but Capriles has been creeping up thanks to an energetic campaign. Two surveys gave him a slight edge. Chavez has stepped up his campaign in recent days, although he is still ...

  7. News - World - VENEZUELA

    US filmmaker charged, ex-general held in Venezuela

    Posted Apr 28th 2013, 12:32pm by Associated Press in Caracas

    ... of an April 14 presidential election narrowly won by the hand-picked successor to Hugo Chavez. Opposition candidate Henrique Capriles contends the election was stolen from him by fraud, setting up ... The statement said the retired general was arrested by Venezuela’s intelligence service on Saturday. The government says postelection attacks by Capriles supporters killed nine members of the ruling ...

  8. News - World - VENEZUELA

    Chavez, Capriles plead for calm as Venezuela voting goes on late

    Posted Oct 08th 2012, 09:42am by Agence France-Presse in Caracas

    ... Agence France-Presse in Caracas Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez and his rival Henrique Capriles appealed for calm on Sunday as voting continued after official closing hours in the leftist ... Bolivar. Opposition candidate Henrique Capriles, 40, has mounted the strongest electoral challenge in the leftist leader’s almost 14 years in power. “Calm, act sensibly, patience! Today ...

  9. News - World - VENEZUELA

    Capriles expects Venezuela vote ruling ‘within hours’

    Posted May 16th 2013, 12:21pm by Agence France-Presse in Caracas

    ... Agence France-Presse in Caracas Venezuelan opposition leader Henrique Capriles, narrowly defeated at the polls, said Wednesday that the Supreme Court will decide “within hours” whether a new presidential vote should be held. In an interview, Capriles warned that if the answer was no, he would bring his fight to “international bodies.” “Within hours, we are going to have ...

  10. News - World - VENEZUELA

    Venezuela angry Colombia hosts opposition leader

    Posted May 30th 2013, 02:16pm by Associated Press in Caracas

    ... the neighbouring countries. Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos on Wednesday received Venezuelan opposition leader Henrique Capriles, who is trying to build international support for his efforts to overturn an April 14 presidential election he claims was fraudulent. Capriles narrowly lost to government candidate Nicolas Maduro. Venezuelan Foreign Minister Elias Jaua told state TV ...




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