Venezuelan exiles in Miami celebrate Chavez's death

Mar 07, 2013, 01:16 IST | Agencies

While many in Venezuela were grieving President Hugo Chavez's death, in Doral, Florida, home to the largest community of Venezuelan exiles in the US, many were celebrating the end of an era.

As soon as Vice-President Maduro announced that Chávez passed, the Venezuelan community in Miami headed to ‘El Arepazo 2’ in the suburb of Doral, a restaurant that has become the political meeting place for expats, especially since the Venezuelan consulate in Miami was closed a year ago.

People holding flags were chanting,’Venezuela Libre’ (free Venezuela) and ‘we have a new opportunity.’ 

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