Venezuela

U.S. Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) speaks during a press conference to show support for the Venezuelan community at the El Arepazo 2 Restaurant on April 17, 2014 in Doral, Florida. Rubio and Senator Bill Nelson (D-FL) spoke about the need for the United States to support the opposition in Venezuela against Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

US Imposes Travel Ban On Some Venezuelan Officials

Amid escalating tensions with Venezuela, the U.S. State Department on Wednesday announced a travel ban for officials of the socialist government it said committed human rights abuses during a crackdown on opposition protests.

CBS Tampa–07/30/2014

File photo of Florida Gov. Rick Scott. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Fla. Gov. Scott Urges Sanctions Against Venezuela

Gov. Rick Scott is urging President Barack Obama to consider sanctions against Venezuela, where opponents of President Nicolas Maduro are staging countrywide protests.

CBS Tampa–02/28/2014

File photo of an American Flag.  (credit:  Tom Pennington/Getty Images)

Newspaper: US Reporter Released In Venezuela

Venezuelan authorities have released a Miami Herald reporter they detained almost two days ago while he reported on the South American country’s economic crisis.

CBS Tampa–11/09/2013

File photo of Venezuela's President Hugo Chavez.  (credit:  Dan Kitwood/Getty Images)

Chavez Death: Venezuelans In US Hopeful Of Change

Venezuelans in the U.S. cheered and expressed cautious optimism that new elections will bring change to their homeland after the death of President Hugo Chavez.

03/07/2013

Cheering Venezuelans in the U.S. waved their country's flag and voiced hope that change would come to their homeland after the death Tuesday of long-ruling populist President Hugo Chavez. (GERALDO CASO/AFP/Getty Images)

Florida Venezuelans Cheer ‘He’s Gone’ In Response To Chavez Death

Cheering Venezuelans in the U.S. waved their country’s flag and voiced hope that change would come to their homeland after the death Tuesday of long-ruling populist President Hugo Chavez.

CBS Tampa–03/05/2013

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