Venezuela

Venezuelans in the U.S. Cheer Death of Chavez

Hoping for the end of an era

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DORAL, Fla. — 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.

"My hope is that Venezuela will become a free country once again," said Elizabeth Gonazalez, 52, who wore a smiley face sticker on her sweater with the words, "Venezuela without Chavez."

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