03/12/2013 12:02 pm ET

Venezuelan Presidential Candidate Henrique Capriles: 'To Discriminate Against Gays Is Absolute Fascism'

As the Venezuelan election heats up in the wake of Hugo Chavez' death ugly recriminations have flown back and forth between those who support chosen interim president Nicolás Maduro and opposition candidate Henrique Capriles.

Some of Capriles' supporters have taken to denigrating Maduro for his former life as a poor bus driver exposing existing classist bias while some of Maduro's supporters have revived recent allegations that Capriles is gay and attacked him for his Jewish faith.

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