An event billed as the largest Hispanic festival took over Miami’s Little Havana neighborhood on Sunday.
Students at Florida International University rallied for peace in Venezuela Friday with the help of a few members of Congress.
It was supposed to be a show of solidarity with the Venezuelan people on Thursday but as with all things at Doral City Hall, it came with a side dish of drama. Tempers were flaring and there was some yelling.
On the streets of Venezuela, protestors are demanding change, rallying against soaring inflation, food shortages and dwindling rights.
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.
Amid anti-government protests in Venezuela and local rallies to show solidarity with protesters, Senator Marco Rubio spoke on the crisis in the country on Monday.
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.
While the value of trade moving through South Florida fell just over 3 percent last year, gold is helping to balance loses.