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Pro-Chávez forces attack Henrique Capriles Radonski

The country's new opposition leader has faced vitriolic attacks from pro-government forces.
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Venezuelan opposition leader Henrique Capriles Radonski celebrates after winning the primary elections in Caracas on Feb. 12, 2012. (JUAN BARRETO/AFP/Getty Images)
Just two days after Henrique Capriles Radonski won Venezuela's first ever opposition primary with 64% of the vote, the country's pro-government forces have begun attacking his Jewish roots, his sexuality and the legitimacy of Sunday's election.
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