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Venezuelan strife resonates in Tampa Bay

Their struggle lies a world away, but for Venezuelans living in Tampa Bay, the strife facing their fellow countrymen as they fight for basic goods and against police repression causes alarm.

"It's terrible," said Tampa's Norma Reno. "I still have my family there. My daughter is in the streets, defending freedom and democracy. Many of those young people have been killed, many are in jail and many have disappeared."

The group Mujeres Maravillosas en Tampa Bay (Wonderful Women of Tampa Bay) had planned to celebrate the International Day of Women Saturday with a 2 p.m. walk on Tampa's Bayshore Boulevard, but it will now be a march for those supporting Venezuelan citizens. …

Everybody ready for the Alex Sink-David Jolly congressional race to be over, raise your hand. Me, too, but we have eight more days of TV ads. Sheesh. …

Seen on a T-shirt: Either You Like Bacon, Or You're Wrong. …

Former University of South Florida hoops star Chucky Atkins will be part of Saturday's scavenger hunt fundraiser at the USF Health Ybor Youth Clinic, 1315 E Seventh Ave., Suite 104. Go to YborYouthClinic.health.usf.edu for details. …

After becoming Hillsborough County's first black Civil Service employee in 1965, clerk-typist Maxine Douglas took her seat behind a desk. A black janitor spotted her moments later and asked if she was really working for the county. And then he began to cry, explaining he never thought he would see such a day. The story, shared by Douglas when she was honored at the county's Black Heritage Celebration last week, reminds us such moments have made life better for blacks and for all of society. …

That's all I'm saying.

Venezuelan strife resonates in Tampa Bay 03/02/14 [Last modified: Sunday, March 2, 2014 7:21pm]
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