Capriles denies any advice from Colombian former president Uribe
"I am the team's captain (...) All the actions carried out by the team are made upon the decision of its captain, a Venezuelan citizen," Capriles told Colombian radio station RCN
"I am the team's captain (...) All the actions carried out by the team are made upon the decision of its captain, a Venezuelan citizen," asserted Capriles during an interview with Colombian radio station RCN, reported EFE.
In recent months, Uribe has publicly supported Capriles as presidential candidate and lambasted Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez, who is seeking his reelection and broke diplomatic relations with Colombia during Uribe's presidency.
"I do not know former President Uribe. I have never had the chance to meet him and I have never spoken to him," said Capriles, who criticized the Government's "double standard" claiming Uribe and Chávez were close allies in the past.
The opposition leader added that Venezuelan and Colombia will always share a common reality due to their proximity and said that both countries seek peace, progress, and the end of (Colombia's) war.
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."