The right-wing leader Henrique Capriles Radonski, who, amidst the coup d'etat against President Hugo Chavez in April 2002, led the assault on the Cuban Embassy in Caracas along with Cuban-Venezuelan terrorists, and who were unmasked by Wikileaks as a collaborator of the USA Embassy in Caracas
On April 12, 2002, during the most tense hours of the coup d'etat, the Embassy of the Republic of Cuba was assaulted by a group of extreme right demonstrators that were led by two individuals identified in Venezuela to terrorist acts against Cuba, they are Salvador Romani and Ricardo Koesling. These two were soon after joined by Capriles and the former commissar of the DISIP (former secret police), the assassin, Henry Lopez Sisco.
They cut the electricity and water supply to the diplomatic headquarters, they destroyed the vehicles of the diplomats and they surrounded the embassy so that no one could leave it. Capriles Radonsky was caught on film by the Venezuelan TV stations climbing a ladder and jumping over the embassy fence, then enter the embassy and threatening the Ambassador of Cuba in Venezuela, German Sanchez Otero, with more violence if he did not give up the Venezuelan officials whom they thought were hidden in the Embassy.
Capriles Radonski was also an accomplice in the arbitrary detention of Ramon Rodriguez Chacin, then Minister of Justice and the Interior and took part in the illegal sacking of his home.
After many lies and spins of the right concerning the circumstances of the assault, on March 16 2004, the prosecutor Danilo Anderson, in charge of more than 400 cases of people suspected in the coup d'etat of April 2002, issued an order of arrest against Capriles, accusing him of violating the fundamental principles of international law, violating private property and of abuse of power. While these proceedings were going on, Capriles was kept in detention until September.
A list was published of the intellectual authors of the assassination, among whom was Salvador Romani, a Cuban lawyer, along with the financial swindler Nelson Mezerhane, shareholder of the private TV station Globovision, the journalist and supporter of the coup d'etat Patricia Poleo, the traitor Gen. Eugenio Añez, and Henry Lopez Sisco. They are almost all now living in Miami.
Another accomplice of this gang, Ricardo Koesling has been linked with Cuban-American terrorism since the 1970s and was even an accomplice in helping the terrorist Luis Posada Carriles escape from the Prison San Juan de los Morros, in 1985, while at the same time he was a very high placed collaborator of the government of Venezuelan President Jaime Lusinchi.
Henry Lopez Sisco, fomer commissariat and torturer of the secret police ex "DISIP", worked for years along side the terrorist Posada.
Among the suspects --all of whom are linked to Capriles -- that sought sanctuary in Miami- is another former "DISIP" official , Joaquin Chaffardet, who, along with Lopez Sisco was trained by the intelligence services of the USA in the infamous School of the Americas.
USAID has this year given a donation of five million dollars to right wing Venezuelan groups under the pretext of "supporting democracy". This measure which was announced in Miami by Mark Feierstein, head of the US organism for Latin America, violates the Venezuelan Law of Political Sovereignty and National Self-determination, which since 2010 forbids foreign financing of Venezuelan political parties.
After Chavez foiled the coup with the help of loyal army officers, Capriles was detained for 119 days, but was later released after being absolved in court. DUE TO THE ASSASSINATION OF the prosecutor Danilo Anderson....and he now touts "Unfair jail sentences as twice the burden," on his website.
Prison has had a lasting impact on the candidate, former colleagues said. "I am sure that the experience made him tougher," said D'Elia, who has known Capriles for more than a