Capriles announces high drama (Updated)

marketing-secretsA cryptic Henrique Capriles took to social media last night to tell us of a dramatic announcement, which should be coming today at 11:30 AM Venezuela time.

I have no idea what it could be, but according to well-placed sources (i.e., people shooting off on Twitter) it has to do with an important defection from chavismo. I’ll be live-blogging (Sorry, I can’t find a feed online, and apparently it includes a 50-minute video, so I’ll just tweet about it here) the announcement by opposition Congressman Ismael García.

It’s hard to imagine what could possibly justify so much build-up. In the meantime, here is the list of what I think would be the top ten most dramatic defections:

  1. Tibisay Lucena, announcing she can’t cover up for chavistas any more, and breaking down in tears;
  2. Diosdado Cabello, finally revealing that he loves capitalism;
  3. Francisco Arias Cárdenas, because that’s just what he does;
  4. José Vielma Mora, because you can’t really be a chavista governor in a State that voted for Capriles over Maduro by 20+ points;
  5. Luisa Estella Morales, because she was passed over;
  6. Henry Rangel Silva, revealing the secrets of the narco-generals;
  7. José Vicente Rangel, because it would be so evil of him;
  8. Jorge Giordani, accepting he doesn’t know what he’s doing;
  9. Winston Vallenilla, whoever that is; and finally
  10. Maria Gabriela Chávez.

What do you expect of today’s announcement? Let-down or game-changer? Shoot off in the Comments section.

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