A Miami Herald reporter held in Venezuela against his will arrived in Miami on Sunday. Andean bureau chief Jim Wyss arrived aboard an American Airline flight which landed at Miami International Airport at 10:38 a.m.
Venezuelans across South Florida are headed to New Orleans to vote in the first presidential election since the death of Hugo Chavez.
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.
Colombians, Venezuelans and Peruvians more than doubled their numbers in Florida over the last decade, making South Americans the state’s third-largest Hispanic group, according to the latest 2010 census numbers.
A growing number of Venezuelans are fleeing to the United States and seeking political asylum.