Florida Venezuelans keep spotlight on native country

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Venezuela's government Thursday called for its supporters to rally against what it called fascism, a day after three people died and dozens were injured in violence at anti-government protests.



DORAL, Fl. (AP) - Venezuelans and their allies are gathering in the Doral to support friends and family back home.
Organizers of Saturday's 1 p.m. protest want to keep the spotlight on the opposition demonstrations against Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro. Participants were urged to dress in white and bring flags and bandanas representing their own countries and the United States. In the last decade, thousands of Venezuelans have resettled in this western Miami suburb, now nicknamed  "Doralsuela."
The South Florida protest comes as unrest continues in Venezuela. Maduro became president following the death of Hugo Chavez.  He says the wave of unrest that began Feb. 12 is part of a right-wing attempt to topple his socialist government. At least 8 people have died and 100 have been injured on both sides.

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