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Exploring the Impact of Unrest in Venezuela on Houstonians

Recent news reports from Venezuela paint a picture of a nation in crisis. Thousands of people took to the streets last week to protest the reign of President Nicolas Maduro amid worries over a lack of food and medicine. Just this week, Latino Fox News reported that the country’s defense minister will appoint 18 military […]

Photo: Michael Hagerty, Houston Public MediaRecent news reports from Venezuela paint a picture of a nation in crisis. Thousands of people took to the streets last week to protest the reign of President Nicolas Maduro amid worries over a lack of food and medicine. Just this week, Latino Fox News reported that the country's defense minister will appoint 18 military generals to oversee the production, distribution and commercialization of food.

Venezuelans living in Houston will hold a march at the Galleria tomorrow (Sept. 10, 2016) at 11 a.m. to support anti-government efforts in their home country.

We discuss the situation with Julian Cardenas Garcia, a visiting professor of law at the University of Houston Law Center. He’s currently in Venezuela and reports on the situation there. And we hear from a Houstonian with ties to Venezuela, José Criollo, owner of Pastelitos Café on Eldridge Parkway.

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Michael Hagerty

Michael Hagerty

Senior Producer, Houston Matters

Michael Hagerty is the senior producer for Houston Matters. He's spent more than 20 years in public radio and television and dabbled in minor league baseball, spending four seasons as the public address announcer for the Reno Aces, the Triple-A affiliate of the Arizona Diamondbacks.

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