Opportunity For Change

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07 Apr 2013 11:30

Despite the heat, thousands of Venezuelans congregated on Avenida Bolivar in downtown Caracas, to support and see Henrique Capriles Radonski's closing campaign speech.

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Opportunity for Change 1
Caracas, Venezuela
By Sergio Alvarez
08 Apr 2013

Never before did the Venezuelan opposition have more in their favor for a possible victory on Sunday's elections, but claims of a lack of transparency and favoritism for Hugo Chavez decreased chances of the National Electoral Council's appointed opponent.

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Opportunity for Change 2
Caracas, Venezuela
By Sergio Alvarez
08 Apr 2013

Many consider Henrique Capriles to be a better candidate for change than opponent Nicolas Maduro, who was appointed by Chavez before his death. Here, Capriles Radonski addresses the crowd in search of votes for Sunday's presidential elections, which is the second one in less than 6 months.

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Opportunity for Change 3
Caracas, Venezuela
By Sergio Alvarez
07 Apr 2013

Opposition candidate offers a strong message to supporters and makes a few jokes about his opponent.

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Opportunity for Change 4
Caracas, Venezuela
By Sergio Alvarez
08 Apr 2013

A person holds up a cap that has come to represent Venezuelan opposition, and the a fight for democracy and change.

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Opportunity for Change 5
Caracas, Venezuela
By Sergio Alvarez
08 Apr 2013

Capriles Radonski prepares to give his speech after a long wait on a hot day.

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Opportunity for Change 6
Caracas, Venezuela
By Sergio Alvarez
07 Apr 2013

Henrique Capriles Radonski waves at the crowd with campaign coordinators Carlos Ocariz, wearing a green shirt to his left, and Henri Falcon to his right. He is a hope for change for many Venezuelans.

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Opportunity for Change 7
Caracas, Venezuela
By Sergio Alvarez
08 Apr 2013

Henrique Capriles is very popular among young women, as many consider him to be a handsome, single young man.

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Opportunity for Change 8
Caracas, Venezuela
By Sergio Alvarez
07 Apr 2013

A young woman awaits Henrique Capriles' closing campaign speech in downtown Caracas.

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Opportunity for Change 9
Caracas, Venezuela
By Sergio Alvarez
07 Apr 2013

Some supporters even resorted to climbing several stories of a building under construction, by the government's popular housing program Mision Vivienda on the right side, to have a better view at the closing ceremony speech given by Henrique Capriles.

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Opportunity for Change 10
Caracas, Venezuela
By Sergio Alvarez
07 Apr 2013

Young people play a very important role in these elections, as volunteers and new voters. This girl mentioned she was under the legal age to vote, but was concerned about and committed to her future.

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Opportunity for Change 11
Caracas, Venezuela
By Sergio Alvarez
07 Apr 2013

Female supporters watch Henrique Capriles' speech in total fascination.

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Opportunity for Change 12
Caracas, Venezuela
By Sergio Alvarez
07 Apr 2013

A boy fixes his Venezuelan flag cap which has become the symbol of Venezuelan opposition and support for Henrique Capriles Radonski.

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Opportunity for Change 13
Caracas, Venezuela
By Sergio Alvarez
07 Apr 2013

A woman tries to escape the heat by pouring bottled water on her head.

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Opportunity for Change 14
Caracas, Venezuela
By Sergio Alvarez
07 Apr 2013

Rescue personnel assist heatstroke victims at Henrique Capriles RadonskiĀ“s closing campaign speech at Avenida Bolivar, in downtown Caracas.

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Opportunity for Change 15
Caracas, Venezuela
By Sergio Alvarez
07 Apr 2013

The crowd awaits Henrique Capriles Radonski at his closing campaign rally on Avenida Bolivar, in downtown Caracas.

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Opportunity for Change 16
Caracas, Venezuela
By Sergio Alvarez
07 Apr 2013

Rescue personnel assist heatstroke victims at Henrique Capriles RadonskiĀ“s closing campaign speech on Avenida Bolivar, in downtown Caracas.