The Miami-Dade County Auditorium is packed Thursday night, but not for the typical reason.
The show must go on according to Miami-Dade Mayor Carlos Gimenez, who said the county will not cancel the upcoming concert of the controversial Cuban musical group Buena Fe.
A local leader along with Venezuelan opposition leaders in South Florida do not want Venezuela to sell their U.S.-based Citgo Petroleum Corp.
In support of student protesters abroad, Venezuelans in Miami are holding a 5K run on Saturday.
Senator Marco Rubio gave an impassioned speech earlier this week outlining the major problems in Venezuela. The issue hits home to many in South Florida and Senator Rubio is continuing his push for the U.S. government to do something about the demonstrations and government retaliations.
Following weekend demonstrations across South Florida in solidarity with Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro’s political opposition, the University of Miami’s Institute for Cuba and Cuban-American Studies is gathering to examine the mass protests in the country and what potential effects it poses on Cuba.
Nicolas Maduro will be sworn in as Venezuela’s president on Friday.
Hugo Chavez’s hand-picked successor has won Venezuela’s presidential election and his challenger Henrique Capriles, along with South Florida Venezuelans, are not happy about it.
Thousands of Venezuelans who live in South Florida hopped buses or caught flights bound for New Orleans to vote Sunday in the homeland’s historic presidential election.
On Saturday afternoon, South Florida’s Venezuelans began a 16-hour trek from Doral to New Orleans, to vote in their country’s presidential election.