September 1, 2013
By Girish GuptaAt his campaign headquarters in the Caracas district of Bello Monte, Henrique Capriles finishes off his weekly TV show “We are all Venezuela” surrounded by a staff less invigorated than it was 18 months ago.
The mood has darkened in the wake of Capriles’ two major election defeats – by Hugo Chávez in October 2012 and by his successor Nicolás Maduro the following April – and the numerous hurdles which have been placed ahead of him.
And Capriles’ show has been forced to broadcast online after the country’s last remaining “opposition” television station abruptly took a more pro-government line instead and stopped airing it.
Yet, the 41-year-old Capriles remains defiantly optim
Despite two electoral defeats, Venezuela’s opposition leader Henrique Capriles is still positioning himself as the face of pragmatic politics in Latin America