Venezuela elections

Eileen Fleming / WWNO

Although most Venezuelans living in the United States reside near Miami, they had to make the nearly 900-mile trek to New Orleans to cast a vote in an election to replace the late President Hugo Chavez. The journey and wet reception didn’t dampen the crowd’s enthusiasm.

Thousands of Venezuelan citizens living in the southern United States are gathering outside New Orleans to vote in their presidential election. The contest will decide the successor to the late Hugo Chavez, who died last month.

Erin Krall / WWNO

Thousands of Venezuelan citizens living in the southern United States are heading to Kenner this weekend. They’ll be casting ballots in their country’s presidential election.

Erin Krall / WWNO

Thousands of Venezuelans living in the southern United States made their way to New Orleans to vote in their country’s presidential election. Despite the long and costly journey, they were celebrating.