Hugo Chavez

Chavez's Presumed Heir Says U.S. Wants To Kill Opposition Leader, Who He Implies is Gay

Stay classy, Nicolas Maduro

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Venezuela's acting president said on Wednesday that "far right" figures in the United States were plotting to kill opposition leader Henrique Capriles in an increasingly volatile atmosphere ahead of an April 14 election. …

Venezuela's acrimonious election campaign was further stirred by remarks from Maduro that were widely perceived as a homophobic slur against Capriles.

Capriles, 40, was the target of racial and sexual innuendoes by Chavez's supporters throughout last year's presidential race: one cartoon shown on state media depicted him in pink shorts with a Nazi swastika on one arm.

(H/T The Immaculate Trouser)