Presidential candidate Henrique Capriles Radonski was campaigning in the Cotiza neughborhood of old Caracas earlier today when red-shirted armed gangsters arrived on motorcycles. Shots were fired. Ismael Garcia’s son reportedly suffered a gunshot wound to the arm.
Cotiza is inside the part of Caracas that the regime considers “Chavez territory” – the badlands, as it were. Bolivarian law enforcement was notoriously absent.
This was the first “hot” probe of the Capriles campaign’s security, likely meant to identify and gauge the reaction of the security team (if any) around Capriles.
There will be more such attacks, be sure of it. There are elements in the Chavez regime that won’t miss the chance to assassinate Capriles if they think they can get away with it.