Capriles calls upon Santos and Uribe not to interfere
The presidential candidate for the opposition Unified Democratic Panel (MUD) Henrique Capriles, called on former President of Colombia Álvaro Uribe and current Colombian Head of State Juan Manuel Santos, not to interfere with Venezuela's internal affairs, for "the problems of Venezuelans are solved among Venezuelans."
In a meeting with the residents of the San Pedro District (southwest Caracas), Henrique Capriles stressed that "with all due respect to all the opinions, I want to call upon Uribe and Santos not to interfere with the Venezuelan electoral process (...) Do not get us in the middle of your altercations. We need nobody to come and tell us what to do. Neither from Colombia, nor from Cuba. We, Venezuelans, want to have a better relationship with foreign countries."
For his part, former president of Colombia Álvaro Uribe stated this Monday that he would continue criticizing Hugo Chávez's government. On Sunday, Uribe launched a series of serious accusations via his Twitter account, AFP reported.
Translated by Karen Daza
José Vicente Rangel clearly said: "We are not conducting negotiations threatened with a gun in the head." He warned behind closed doors in the midst of the social upheaval occurred during the oil strike in 2002 and 2003. Dissenting Timoteo Zambrano answered back that no other option was available: "The thing is that otherwise, you do not negotiate."