Vice President Nicolas Maduro will be sworn in as acting president of Venezuela on Friday after a state funeral is held for Hugo Chavez, the speaker of the National Assembly said Thursday.
Members of the largest Venezuelan expatriate community in the United States are sending a petition to President Barack Obama seeking his help in the reopening of their country’s consulate in Miami.
Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez died of a massive heart attack.
At 36 years-old, Alex Briceno is an up and coming real estate wheeler dealer in Miami. He was once a star student and track star, in Venezuela. That was before, he says, the Hugo Chavez regime forced him to run for his life.
Many Venezuelans living in South Florida are cautiously optimistic that with the death of President Hugo Chavez new elections could bring change to their homeland.
Inspired to honor his president, Miguel Cabrera looked to be in midseason form Tuesday night. Meanwhile, Team Venezuela fans reacted to the death of their president.
South Florida’s Venezuelan population took to their local restaurants and bars to discuss the death of their controversial leader Tuesday night.
Venezuelan Vice-President Nicolas Maduro announced Tuesday that President Hugo Chavez passed away at the age of 58. He leaves behind a country he built through charisma and populist rhetoric along with an anti-American message.
Florida Congresswoman Ileana Ros-Lehtinen said Tuesday the U.S. must expel the Venezuelan diplomats after the Latin American country allegedly threw out an Air Force attaché earlier in the day.
The Venezuelan government has said a new severe respiratory infection has made President Hugo Chavez’s breathing problems even worse.