U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio is hoping more newly elected Republicans will help push efforts to improve sanctions on Venezuelan officials who commit human rights abuses.
Florida’s two senators, Democrat Bill Nelson and Republican Marco Rubio, sat side by side Thursday morning at a Venezuelan restaurant in Doral to condemn what they describe as the country’s repressive regime.
In support of student protesters abroad, Venezuelans in Miami are holding a 5K run on Saturday.
Governor Rick Scott returned to South Florida on Monday and met with families as a show of support for those affected by the crisis in Venezuela.
Senator Marco Rubio wants young people to be prepared for 21st century jobs and innovation–that was the focus of his speech to the Palm Beach Republican Club on Wednesday afternoon.
Venezuela’s President Nicolas Maduro believes that South Florida politicians, like Marco Rubio, are leading the country into an extremist foreign policy against his country.
The demonstrations against the violence in Venezuela will continue in South Florida through the weekend.
Governor Rick Scott and Senator Marco Rubio made their way to Doral Friday where protesters rallied for change in their country to speak to the leaders of the Miami-Venex Democratic Unity Roundtable.
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.