Venezuela's Capriles: Maduro wouldn't last as president; Cuba, Syria ties must be chilled

Venezuela's opposition presidential candidate says he'll cut off subsidized oil to Cuba, distance his country from nations that disrespect human rights and shore up the South American country's own troubled economy with the billions it now sends abroad to socialist friends.

Henrique Capriles also tells The Associated Press in an interview that he will seek better ties with Washington, which were always strained under the late President Hugo Chavez. He says he will demand respect from U.S. leaders, who he says have neglected Latin America.

And the challenger predicted more tough times ahead for oil-rich Venezuela if acting president and ruling party candidate Nicolas Maduro wins the April 14 election. He says Maduro incapable of governing this polarized nation.