Henrique Capriles: Venezuela has stood up to say, "Yes we can"
Venezuelan opposition presidential candidate Henrique Capriles remarked that Bolívar Avenue, downtown Caracas, "was too small" to hold the mass rally, thus proving that "Venezuela has stood up to say, yes we can"
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"Bolívar Avenue is too small for the crowd," said people taking part in the mass rally named "Heroic Venezuela," which was held in Caracas, the capital of Venezuela, on Sunday to support opposition presidential candidate Henrique Capriles Radonski ahead of the presidential election to be held next April 14.
Capriles remarked that Bolívar Avenue, downtown Caracas, "was to small" to hold the mass rally, thus proving that "Venezuela has stood up to say, yes we can."
The opposition leader stated, "People are calling for solutions to their problems and we have a government that lost its way; it is plagued with corruption has been seized by evil and hatred against Venezuelans (...) I have come here today to ask you to fight next to me, not to make me president, but to make Venezuela stand up."
President Nicolás Maduro is not only the heir to the throne, but also to an economic crisis which demanded urgent measures to rectify the course. The crisis showed up in two aspects: a 50% inflation estimate, and shortage of staples ranging between 70% and 98%. These issues might hit the President's poor popularity; considering his feeble electoral victory of 1% over his challenger.