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Capriles: Richard Mardo is not an offender; he was set up a trap

During an event in support of opposition Deputy Richard Mardo, opposition leader Henrique Capriles stressed that Mardo has never misappropriated money from public accounts

Capriles remarked the goal was changing Venezuela (File photo)
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Monday July 29, 2013  04:33 PM
In solidarity with opposition Deputy Richard Mardo, who faces charges for suspected tax evasion and money laundering, Venezuelan opposition Governor Henrique Capriles said on Monday that Mardo has not committed any offence, and stressed that he was just set up a trap.

During an event in support of Mardo, arranged by umbrella opposition group MUD, Capriles made it clear that Mardo has never misappropriated money from public accounts.

Capriles called for trust and support from citizens, and hinted, "We are risking everything for a higher purpose: changing Venezuela."

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A simple reason: there is oil galore, would suffice to explain Guyana's actions. Another explanation lies in the little or none efforts made by the Venezuelan government to thwart the move by the Guyanese. This is certainly not a new problem, but a problem only recently highlighted because oil is involved. But what other resources does the disputed area hold? For most of us it is a section on the map with black and white stripes on it, a depiction of something distant, alien, a nothingness not worth paying much attention to in geography classes back in elementary school.

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