Capriles: The president should not complain but solve problems
Henrique Capriles arrived at the village of Guaiguaza, where he was welcomed to the sound of the drums of San Juan. He danced, ate soup for lunch and criticized President Hugo Chávez for complaining about the inefficiency of his own government
The San Juan Bautista route in Puerto Cabello municipality, central Carabobo State, was visited by the candidate of the opposition Unified Democratic Panel (MUD), Henrique Capriles, who on Friday toured the villages of Carabobo state to convey his message of progress.
To the sound of the drums of San Juan in the town of Guaiguaza, Capriles took the opportunity to address the situation in the Penitentiary System in the country and reiterated that the national government "could not solve the problem" and "in 14 years they have not completed any work" in this area.
"We want a country where justice works and is for everyone," he said.
According to Capriles, President Hugo Chávez has failed to reply adequately to reporters' questions about his new proposals to the country. "Some people have nothing to offer," contended Capriles.
"They asked him (Chávez) what new things he was offering to the people and he got mixed up. Yesterday (Thursday) we saw him taking sides with those who complain about the government, even though he is the one who holds the power and resources (to solve people's problems)," Capriles noted.
"He (Chávez) should be part of the solution rather than part of the problem. When you're in this position, you have to solve problems, not to complain," the opposition candidate.
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."