Apparently Capriles has announced that there has been "contacts" with the regime and that there will be a meeting.
Capriles announced that there are preparations for a "debate" with Maduro. Oh sooooo many problems......
First, is this a stunt to get back the opposition leadership that he may not have lost but that is now severely contested? The leaders of the opposition today are the students protesting and the politicians that accompany them. that is is good or bad is ANOTHER debate, but that is where the leadership seems to reside now, not at the MUD, not in Capriles hands, who at first even went out of his way to condemn the protests. He may have been right all along but he has accumulated enough political mistakes that his credibility is seriously eroded.
Second, announcing that he is trying to go to a debate with Maduro without this one giving anything in exchange is perilous. One thing is that there are contacts between that two sides to avoid falling over the cliff, another thing is to run into a debate without any guarantee. Will it be fair? Will it be in cadena? Will the regime prove its democratic credentials by, saying releasing political prisoners and putting them on home arrest?
Third, what for? What can we possibly gain at this point? The regime has infinitely more to gain from this than the opposition. Maduro needs a debate, a democratic façade, not Capriles or the opposition, Or are the Nazional Guards sent by Aveledo?
I am going to stop here because this is new and I do not have all the info to really comment on this. I will at least say one thing positive on Capriles: he bitterly complained about how Colombia (and Santos who received him after the electoral fraud) abandoned the opposition. I agree. Abandoning Venezuela for a possible deal with the FARC and his own reelection plans is something that Colombia will pay dearly very soon when millions f refugees will flood through the border. Though I also must add that Santos abandonment maybe a façade, to giver time for Brazil to come o its senses. Going against Dilma at this point is not productive.