Opposition leader urges Venezuelans to vote next December 16
"I call upon Venezuelans who are fully aware that Venezuela can be in a better position. I ask you not to surrender"
Lopez seized the opportunity to urge Venezuelans to cast massively their ballots in next December 16 gubernatorial election.
"I call upon Venezuelans who are fully aware that Venezuela can be in a better position. I ask you not to surrender. I urge you not to give in your vote, which belongs to you, even more than your own ID."
López added, "Next December 16 we must vote freely so as to guarantee the construction of a better Venezuela, the one we all deserve. We can solve all the problems affecting Venezuelans and our families in our communities by beginning from the regions (...) that is why we must guarantee that governors' offices are led by men and women like Richard Mardo, who works unsparingly for the wellbeing of Aragua state's citizens."
Translated by Jhean Cabrera
At first she agreed that I use her real name, that she had no problems with that at all. After all, living with HIV had driven her to help others – as a workshop facilitator giving talks and conducting seminars, or as a volunteer for local AIDS Service Organizations like Acción Solidaria (Solidary Action) and Mujeres Unidas por la Salud (Women United for Health, or Musa), a support group network for HIV-positive women. But when we were well into the interview, the realization that she might lose her private health insurance coverage made her change her mind.