Capriles: The country will elect between life and death on October 7
During the introduction of his Security Plan, challenger Henrique Capriles Radonski promised to resolve the jail issue "within one year"
In the opinion of Henrique Capriles Radonski, the candidate for opposition Unified Democratic Panel (MUD), in 14 years of government, Venezuela's President Hugo Chávez has eluded the issue of insecurity. "He says it is a sensation; it is inexistent."
The opposition candidate promised to solve the problem. "It does have a solution and we, together, will find it."
During the introduction of his Security Plan at the Metropolitan University Convention Center (CIEC), Capriles Radonski displayed the numbers of crime nationwide and explained that the solution to violence under his plan boils down to four blocks: prevention, police, justice and prisons.
"Between 1998 and 2011, 153,000-159,000 Venezuelans were killed; the murder rate in every 100,000 inhabitants went from 19 up to 64, that is, every 30 minutes a Venezuelan is killed," he elaborated.
Capriles Radonski referred to the situation in jails and vowed to solve it "within one year." He did not miss the opportunity to bang the government for its way of dealing with the recent events at La Planta jail, "negotiating with prison leaders."
"Who is the boss in jails? Are the inmates or the government? I am afraid that inmates are the boss in Venezuela."
Translated by Conchita Delgado
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."