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Venezuelan Voters Forced To Trek From Miami To New Orleans

By bus and car, commercial flight and charter, U.S.-based Venezuelans are traveling en masse to New Orleans in the coming days, spending hundreds of dollars and in some cases more than a day of their time to cast a vote in their country’s presidential election.

CBS4–10/05/2012

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Venezuelans Head To “Big Easy” To Cast Ballots

U.S.-based Venezuelans are heading to New Orleans to cast ballots in their homeland’s presidential election after the country’s consulate in Miami closed.

09/30/2012

Thomas Coex/AFP

Hugo Chavez Orders Venezuelan Consulate Shuttered In Miami

The Venezuelan consulate in Downtown Miami will undergo an “administrative shutdown” after the U.S. State Department’s decision to expel the consul in that diplomatic post, President Hugo Chavez announced Friday.

CBS4–01/13/2012

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