Henrique Capriles

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Venezuela: a good look Capriles Radonski,

opposition against President Chavez

by Jean-Guy Allard

The right-wing leader Henrique Capriles Radonski, who, amidst the coup d’etat against President Hugo Chávez in April  2002 , led the assault on the Cuban Embassy in Caracas along with Cuban-Venezuelan terrorists, and who was unmasked by Wikileaks as a collaborator of the USA Embassy in Caracas, will be the candidate for the presidency that will confront President Hugo Chavez in next October elections.

As was anticipated in view of the alliances between candidates, Capriles won the majority of the votes in the election carried out last Sunday  by the so called Democratic Unity Table (Mesa de la Unidad Democrática) or  MUD. According to observers, its campaign commanders were characterized by voting delinquencies such as illegal party propaganda near the voting centres and the buying of votes.

Capriles is the leader of the party Primero Justicia and was born on 11 July 1972, in Caracas to one of the most privileged families in Venezuela.  His mother,  Mónica Cristina Radonski Bochenek, of Jewish (Russian-Polish) origin, is the owner of a well-known cinema chain.  His father, Henrique Capriles García is from a Jewish-Dutch family from Curacao.

Both families have interests in the media, own various industries, services and real estate. Capriles Radonsky  graduated from the conservative Catholic University Andrés Bello (UCAB) in Caracas, and also studied  at Columbia University, New York.


In reports published by the USA State Department on Venezuela and published by Wikileaks, Capriles was linked to the assault on the Cuban Embassy in Caracas, and as a suspect in the assassination of the Venezuelan Prosecutor, Danilo Anderson.

The documents demonstrate the complacency of the USA Embassy in Caracas towards this leader of the Primero Justicia Party of fascist bent  and whose role in the assault to the Cuban Embassy and other illicit activities  has been censured in the text.

These documents show that the USA Embassy not only recognizes  Capriles, who is now the governor of the state of Miranda, but also offers him cooperation and the many paragraphs that are blacked out by the censors in Washington reveal collaborations that is beyond what they are prepared to confess.

On April 12, 2002, during the most tense hours of the coup d’etat, the Embassy of the Republic of Cuba was assaulted by a group of extreme right demonstrators that were led by two individuals identified in Venezuela to terrorist acts against Cuba, they are Salvador Romaní  and  Ricardo Koesling. These two were soon after joined by Capriles  and the former commissar of the DISIP (former secret police), the assassin,  Henry López Sisco.

They cut the electricity and water supply to the diplomatic headquarters, they destroyed the vehicles of the diplomats and they surrounded the embassy so that no one could leave it. Capriles Radonsky was caught on film by the Venezuelan TV stations climbing a ladder and jumping over the embassy fence,  then enter the embassy and  threatening the Ambassador of Cuba in Venezuela,  Germán Sánchez Otero, with more violence if he did not give up the Venezuelan officials whom they thought were hidden in the Embassy.

On that same day, April 12, Capriles  -who was then mayor of the municipality of  Baruta  where the Cuban Embassy was located-  not only refused to take measures  to stop acts of violence, but witnessing on site the violence, insisted on “inspecting” the Embassy, something completely against international conventions, and then made provocative statements.

Capriles Radonski was also an accomplice in the arbitrary detention of Ramón Rodríguez Chacín, then Minister of Justice and the Interior and took part in the illegal sacking of his home.


After many lies and spins of the right concerning the circumstances of the assault, on March 16 2004, the prosecutor Danilo Anderson, in charge of  more than 400 cases of people suspected in the coup d’etat of April 2002, issued an order of arrest against Capriles, accusing him of violating the fundamental principles of international law, violating private property and of abuse of power.  While these proceedings were going on, Capriles was kept in detention until September.

On November 18, the young prosecutor died when his car exploded, destroyed by a bomb that contained the explosives C-4, a powerful artifact the type that has been  used en in numerous occasions by Cuban-American terrorists.

A list was published of the intellectual authors of the assassination, among whom was Salvador Romaní, a Cuban lawyer, along with the financial swindler Nelson Mezerhane, shareholder of the private TV station Globovisión, the journalist and supporter of the coup d’etat Patricia Poleo, the traitor  Gen.  Eugenio Áñez,  and  Henry López Sisco. They are almost all now living in Miami.

Another accomplice of this gang,  Ricardo Koesling has been linked with Cuban-American terrorism since the 1970s and was even an accomplice in helping the terrorist Luis Posada Carriles escape from the Prison San Juan de los Morros, in 1985, while at the same time he was a very high placed collaborator  of the government of Venezuelan President Jaime Lusinchi.

Henry López Sisco, fomer commissariat and torturer of the secret police ex “DISIP”, worked for years along side the terrorist Posada.

Among the suspects –all of whom are linked to Capriles – that sought sanctuary in Miami- is another former “DISIP” official , Joaquín Chaffardet, who, along with López Sisco  was trained by the intelligence services of the USA in the infamous School of the Americas.


In 2000,  Capriles  formed the political party  Primero Justicia,  along with Leopoldo López. The policies were developed with financing and assessment of USAID through the National Endowment for Democracy (NED) and the  International Republican Institute (IRI), that have provided experts of the Republican Party of the USA who design its political platform and communicatin strategy.

USAID  has this year given a donation of five million dollars to right wing Venezuelan groups under the pretext of “supporting democracy”. This  measure which was announced in Miami by Mark Feierstein, head of the US organism for Latin America, violates the Venezuelan Law of Political Sovereignty and National Self-determination, which  since 2010 forbids foreign financing of Venezuelan poitical parties. venezolanos.

Capriles Rodonski belongs to the same extreme right wing ideological  group whose main leader in Venezuela is Alejandro Peña Esclusa, who was arrested in Caracas carrying  900 grams of C-4  and detonators, having been denounced by the Salvadorean Francisco Chávez Abarca, a specialist on C-4 who was trained by  Posada, and was extradited later to Cuba.