Congress' Speaker: opposition leader's statement is a declaration of war
Via Twitter, Diosdado Cabello stated that Capriles had violated the memory of the Venezuelan Head of State and his supporters.
After opposition leader Henrique Capriles Radonski announced his candidacy to the presidential election and criticized the way the Venezuelan Government managed information concerning President Hugo Chávez's health and death, Congress's Speaker Diosdado Cabello regarded Capriles statements as a "declaration of war."
Via Twitter, Cabello stated that Capriles had violated the memory of the Venezuelan Head of State and his supporters.
Additionally, responding to Capriles' statements, which included criticism of the defense minister, ruling party Deputy Freddy Bernal voiced the Government's strong support for the Armed Forces.
Translated by Jhean Cabrera
Let us start by looking at what appears to be a discrepancy in figures. According to official statistics, the number of Venezuelans contracting HIV/AIDS every year amounts to 11,699; and as per Ministry of Health figures 43,805 people receive free antiretroviral medications. But Jhonatan Rodríguez, the president of ONG StopVIH, claims that these figures date back to March 2012, and that they are quoted as current figures.