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Local Lawmakers Call For Sanctions Against Venezuelan Regime

As the violence worsens in Venezuela, several South Florida lawmakers have come out asking for sanctions to be imposed against the country’s socialist regime led by President Nicolas Maduro.

02/20/2014

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Judge Permanently Bans Fla. Business Law Dealing With Cuba/Syria

United States District Judge Michael Moore has permanently struck down a Florida law that banned companies from bidding on government contracts if they also do business with Cuba or Syria.

CBS Miami–09/13/2013

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Candlelight Vigil In Miami Monday To Oppose Syria Strikes

There’s a candlelight vigil scheduled Monday night at The Torch of Friendship to urge South Florida Representatives to vote against bombing Syria.

CBS Miami–09/09/2013

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Wasserman Schultz Reiterates Support For Air Strikes On Syria

Florida Congresswoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz has made her intention to vote to authorize military action in Syria known for some time, but it may not be needed if a new plan is accepted by Syrian leader Bashar al-Assad.

CBS Miami–09/09/2013

Archbishop Thomas Wenski prays for peace in Syria. (Source: CBS4)

Archbishop Wenksi Prays For Peace In Syria

Catholics across South Florida joined Catholics all around the world praying for peace in Syria. The pope called for a day of prayer and fasting for peace in Syria and the Middle East.

09/07/2013

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Understanding The Crisis In Syria

As the United State and allies prepare for military strikes against Syria for the alleged use of chemical weapons against its own people, many Americans are asking what is exactly going on in Syria and why should the U.S. be involved?

CBS Miami–09/05/2013

TAMPA, FL - AUGUST 30: U.S. Senator Marco Rubio (FL) speaks during the final day of the Republican National Convention at the Tampa Bay Times Forum on August 30, 2012 in Tampa, Florida. Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney was nominated as the Republican presidential candidate during the RNC which will conclude today. (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

Rubio Votes Against Authorizing Military Force In Syria

Florida Senator Marco Rubio joined the minority in the Senate Foreign Relations Committee and voted against a use of force resolution in Syria Wednesday afternoon.

CBS Miami–09/04/2013

President Barack Obama (L) welcomes President Toomas Hendrik Ilves of Estonia, President Dalia Grybauskaite of Lithuania (R), and President Andris Berzins of Latvia in the Cabinet Room of the White House August 30, 2013 in Washington, DC. A joint meeting was to be held that will highlight the transformations the Baltic States have undergone since restoring their independence two decades ago. President Obama spoke with the media about the ongoing situation in Syria.  (Photo by Aude Guerrucci-Pool/Getty Images)

Florida Politician Asks If White House Planned Syrian Chemical Attack

Multiple politicians have been ensnared in scandal by questionable social media posts. Tuesday night, Polk City Republican Representative Neil Combee became the latest to run into problems on social media.

CBS Miami–09/04/2013

US Republican Senator from Florida Marco Rubio (R) speaks during a hearing of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee on Capitol Hill on September 3, 2013 in Washington. US Secretary of State John Kerry, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Martin Dempsey, and Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel appeared before the committee to present the Obama Administration's views on Congressional authorization for the use of military force in Syria.  (Photo by:  AFP PHOTO/Brendan Smialowski/AFP/Getty Images)

Rubio Grills Administration Over Military Action In Syria

Senator Marco Rubio expressed skepticism about President Barack Obama’s request for authorization to use military force in Syria during a Senate Foreign Relations Committee hearing Tuesday afternoon.

CBS Miami–09/03/2013

TAMPA, FL - AUGUST 30: U.S. Senator Marco Rubio (FL) speaks during the final day of the Republican National Convention at the Tampa Bay Times Forum on August 30, 2012 in Tampa, Florida. Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney was nominated as the Republican presidential candidate during the RNC which will conclude today. (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

S. Florida Delegation Preps For Syria Congressional Debate

As Congress prepares to debate whether or not to allow military action against the Syrian regime of Basha al-Assad, representatives from South Florida have already started to stake out their positions on the issue.

CBS Miami–09/02/2013

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