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Capriles recovers from homophobic smear campaign in Venezuelan elections

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  1. Stuart Neyton 9 Apr 2012, 6:09pm

    Chavez has done a huge amount for the Venezuelan working class, but sadly not very much for the LGBT community there.

    I hope he denounces these smears and pledges to support LGBT equality if re-elected. I’m probably being a bit too hopeful though.

    1. He has hardly done much for the working class either. He has helped them get better education and improved infrastructure BUT the crime rates in poor areas are twice what they were 10 years ago…

      Anyway, this anti-gay anti-Jewish games are shoking, especially since South America has been emerging as the most libera continent outside of Europe.

  2. Venezuela is lagging behind other South American countries on gay rights, but they have had some progress. Capriles is probably gay but his party is more right wing than Chavez so it’s hard to say who would be better for progressing LGBT rights.

  3. The CIA knows that you can call someone a homosexual and bring them down, It is even written in the psychological Warfare book the military uses to mentally destroy their enemies. Since Venezuela is mainly Catholic it is a very homophobic but even Hugo Chavez is trying to make it better. Also Hugo is right when he says the CIA gave him cancer. Virus warfare is a secret the CIA does not want anybody to believe because if they did it would expose the HIV/AIDS virus that their scientist made to kill off blacks and gays.

  4. GingerlyColors 9 Apr 2012, 8:21pm

    Henrique Capriles for President. Hugo Chavez is a dangerous man. He claims to be a friend of Argentina’s, yet panders to the Iranians who are responsible for murderous bomb attacks against Jewish targets in Buenos Aires in 1992 and 1994 with considerable loss of life. We may not be getting on with Argentina at the moment but they can do without friends like him! Because of that Chavez is a destabilising influence on the whole South American continent and the sooner he is out on his ear the better.

    1. Stuart Neyton 9 Apr 2012, 10:29pm

      How on earth has he had a “destabilising influence on the whole South American continent”??

      Complete rubbish, the USA etc paint him as some evil dictator because its big oil moguls are after Venezuela’s oil, which Chavez has resisted.

      1. GingerlyColors 10 Apr 2012, 10:39am

        While Chavez is no friend of the USA, he is however a friend of one of the most homophobic countries in the world. The USA are certainly eyeing up Venezuela’s large oil reserves – no doubt the USA also wants to get their hands on the large deposits of the Falkland Islands. If Britain and Argentina were ever to go to war again over the islands the USA will get involved this time and any treaty signed after a second Falklands War will be brokered by the USA which will allow the Yanks to take most of the oil, to the detriment of both Brtiain and Argentina. Hugo Chavez, unfortunately is not contributing to positive Anglo-Argentine relations with his rhetoric. South America will be a better place without him.

  5. “There is no suggestion that Prime Minister Cameron has any connection to the smear campaign, although it has been suggested those who conducted it were Cameron’s supporters.”

    The above could have been written in response to any alleged smear campaign against gay and/or Jewish people in the UK too.

  6. Recordemos al autor de los famosos hechos del BMW, MARIO SILVA GARCÍA, quien se le conoce como un topo cubano, además de un apasionado coleccionista de motocicletas y autos de la misma marca, recopilemos los hechos: Tras conocerse que sería el candidato presidencial de la MUD, Capriles fue difamado públicamente por el noticiario gubernamental “Primicias24.com” en febrero del 2012 y por el programa televisivo “La Hojilla” de cometer “actos inmorales en la vía pública” mediante reporte policial falso enviado por el ex inspector Jesús Teodoro Hernández acusado y condenado por golpear a una mujer. Resulta que el verdadero reporte relaciona al Sr. Mario Silva de “La Hojilla” como el autor del delito…

    Copia del acta original: https://fbcdn-sphotos-d-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/1000510_644606312217472_1519896771_n.jpg

    VEMOS QUIEN ES EL EXINSPECTOR JESÚS TEODORO HERNÁNDEZ, ci: 5864403, el difamador y cómplice de Mario Silva, presenta varios juicios abiertos en su contra por agresión físi

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