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Vigil for Venezuela at Bayfront Park in Miami Monday
NBC Miami ^ | Monday, Mar 3, 2014

Posted on 03/03/2014 12:01:18 PM PST by nickcarraway

A vigil is being held in Miami Monday night for Venezuela, as a group of South Florida lawmakers met with local Hispanic leaders to discuss the ongoing crisis in the country

At a press conference hosted by Doral Councilwoman Bettina Rodriguez Aguilera, students of all nationalities called on their countries' presidents to support Venezuela as violent opposition to Nicolas Maduro continues. A vigil is being held in Miami Monday night for Venezuela, as a group of South Florida lawmakers met with local Hispanic leaders to discuss the ongoing crisis in the country.

The vigil will be held at Bayfront Park in Downtown Miami beginning at 7 p.m.

Earlier Monday, Congresswoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz and Congressman Joe Garcia held a "listening session" with Hispanic community leaders at the Westin Diplomat Hotel in Hollywood.

Students Ask for International Support for Venezuela

The group, which included Annette Taddeo, the Miami-Dade Democratic Party chair and Maria Antonietta Diaz, owner GBS Solutions, discussed potential solutions they would like Congress to consider to help stop the violence in Venezuela.

Eighteen people have been reported killed and more than 260 injured since the unrest began in Venezuela last month.

Rallies and vigils have been held throughout South Florida, where the largest concentration of Venezuelans in the U.S. resides.

In addition to Monday's vigil, demonstrators will be painting "SOS Venezuela" on cars for free at Tropical Park beginning at 5 p.m.


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