Capriles: "We will remove the R and change it to evolution"
Opposition candidate Capriles has made an appeal to choose between stagnation or progress
After listening to the remarks of six community spokespersons on their main issues, Capriles highlighted some of his key programs for employment generation, education, public health and personal security.
"Those who think otherwise," referring to Chávez's supporters, "I do not regard you as enemies." However, Capriles alerted them, "be prepared, brother, because we are considering to remove the 'R' from the revolution you say you support and change it to evolution! (...) evolution means to solve the problems," Capriles remarked.
"You have to make a decision: either you are satisfied with what you have or you aspire to something better; either you want to be stuck or much better, to have a future with progress."
At first she agreed that I use her real name, that she had no problems with that at all. After all, living with HIV had driven her to help others – as a workshop facilitator giving talks and conducting seminars, or as a volunteer for local AIDS Service Organizations like Acción Solidaria (Solidary Action) and Mujeres Unidas por la Salud (Women United for Health, or Musa), a support group network for HIV-positive women. But when we were well into the interview, the realization that she might lose her private health insurance coverage made her change her mind.