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As Venezuela Protests Continue, Florida Politicians Demand Response05:01

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Venezuela's capital city Caracas remains tense today following two weeks of anti-government protests in which at least 15 people have been killed.

In Florida, what to do about the unrest in Venezuela has become the top foreign policy issue for politicians.

South Florida is home to the largest population of Venezuelans outside of their home country. Democrats and Republicans alike are demanding more action from the Obama administration.

Patricia Mazzei of the Miami Herald has been covering the story and joins Here & Now's Meghna Chakrabarti with details.


  • Patricia Mazzei, staff writer for the Miami Herald. She tweets @PatriciaMazzei.

This segment aired on February 25, 2014.

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