Capriles as Juan de Austria

A visitor from time

My last post before the election over at Foreign Policy.

As Quico said, it’s difficult to write many of these without sounding repetitive. On this one, I gave a different spin on the issue of fear, which is the Capriles camp’s main concern:

“Fear is what is behind Chávez’s threats of a civil war were he to lose. He wants to make the act of voting for the opposition a subversive one, something appalling and treasonous. He hopes that by making a vote for Capriles a huge deal, people will be dissuaded from doing so. After all, nobody wants a civil war on their conscience.”