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Venezuelan president calls opposition candidate Capriles the son of Hitler

By Mason White 11:52 AM March 31, 2013
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By: Ryan Lee Hall
The acting president of Venezuela showed his true colors recently by calling the opposition party and its supporters the heirs of Hitler, according to press reports in Venezuela.

The interim president, Nicolas Maduro, the heir of the late Hugo Chavez has attacked supporters of his rival in the upcoming presidential elections as the “heirs of Hitler.”

He called the opposition on Saturday, the “heirs of Hitler” because they are carrying out a campaign of “intolerance” for criticizing the presence of Cuban doctors in Venezuela as local artists have joined the Maduro campaign.

The leftist Chavez died in the beginning of the month and his vice-president, Maduro, now has to run for office in a special election to complete the term of the late leader.

His rival, Henrique Capriles, is the unified opposition candidate and was defeated by Chavez in a vote in last year.

Capriles ran a positive campaign against Chavez and the leftist president responded that Capriles is like a pampered member of the “rancid oligarchy” taking orders from Washington.

With Chavez gone, Capriles, who is Catholic, but has Jewish roots as his grandparents were victims of the Holocaust, is tearing into Maduro, and mocks him as a cheap clone of Chavez and a puppet of Havana.

“When a candidate stoops so low and needs to frame the opposition as something they are clearly not in order to create fear with the public, that is a showing of weakness not strength,” Robert Hernandez, 69, of Caracas, Venezuela, who is a Capriles supporter told

A recent poll however, is showing that Capriles will be defeated again by a wide margin.