Venezuelan-American Chamber of Commerce http://wlrn.org en How A Doral Woman Became A Victim Of Anti-Chavista Witch Hunts http://wlrn.org/post/how-doral-woman-became-victim-anti-chavista-witch-hunts <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Pietra </span>Diwan<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> takes pride in the master’s degree she earned in history back in her native Brazil. But a passion for historical accuracy may cost her the business she built here in South Florida.</span></p><p>As a historian, Diwan pays attention to document details. That’s why she raised flags last month when Venezuelan friends here started posting Facebook photos of the ongoing anti-government protests in Venezuela.</p> Wed, 12 Mar 2014 01:29:04 +0000 Tim Padgett 29078 at http://wlrn.org How A Doral Woman Became A Victim Of Anti-Chavista Witch Hunts Can Venezuela's U.S. Dollar Restriction Keep $1 Billion Out Of Florida? http://wlrn.org/post/can-venezuelas-us-dollar-restriction-keep-1-billion-out-florida <p>What do you do when your country’s foreign reserves are dropping at a rate that would make avid bungee jumpers nauseous? If you’re left-wing Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro, you take strong, decisive macroeconomic action.</p><p>You withhold dollars from Mickey Mouse.</p><p>Yessir, you discourage your countrymen from traveling to Florida, by further restricting&nbsp;the amount of dollars they can spend there with their bank credit cards – from $2,500 to $700.</p> Fri, 07 Feb 2014 21:46:40 +0000 Tim Padgett 27572 at http://wlrn.org Can Venezuela's U.S. Dollar Restriction Keep $1 Billion Out Of Florida?