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Venezuelan Vice-President Nicolas Maduro will face off against opposition leader Enrique Capriles in Venezuela's presidential election, slated for Sunday, April 14, 2013. (Photo credit LEO RAMIREZ/AFP/Getty Images)

Maduro To Take Oath As Acting President Of Venezuela

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.

CBS4–03/08/2013

South Florida Venezuelans gathered to watch the election results at El Arepazo 2 restaurant in Doral.  (Source: CBS4)

U.S. Venezuelans: Reopen Miami Consulate

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.

CBS4–03/07/2013

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General: Hugo Chavez Died Of A Heart Attack

Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez died of a massive heart attack.

CBS4–03/07/2013

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Venezuelan Exile Remembers Running For His Life From Chavez

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.

CBS4–03/06/2013

The restaurant El Arepazo in Doral is at the heart of the community and hundreds of Venezuelans gathered at its tables to watch news broadcasts of the death coverage while getting their fill of corn flour patties called arepas. (Source: CBS4)

Venezuelans In S. Florida Hope For Change With New Election

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.

03/06/2013

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Big Night For Team Venezuela, As Fans Focus On Chavez’s Death

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.

CBS4–03/06/2013

Doral (Source: City of Doral)

S. Fla. Venezuelans Cheer Death Of Chavez, New Beginning For Country

South Florida’s Venezuelan population took to their local restaurants and bars to discuss the death of their controversial leader Tuesday night.

CBS4–03/05/2013

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Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez Dies

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.

CBS4–03/05/2013

Official site for U.S. Representative Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (Source: CBS4)

Ros-Lehtinen Calls For Venezuelan Diplomat To Be Expelled

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.

CBS Miami–03/05/2013

Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez is shown on Venezuelan Television for the first time in two months on 2/15/12. (Source: Government Of Venezuela)

Hugo Chavez’s Health Takes Turn For The Worse

The Venezuelan government has said a new severe respiratory infection has made President Hugo Chavez’s breathing problems even worse.

CBS4–03/05/2013

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