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Venezuelans Hold Protest for Peace in South Florida

Venezuelans are meeting at a plaza Sunday in Doral and will read a proclamation for peace.

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    Members of South Florida's large Venezuelan community are staging a peaceful protest in solidarity with activists in their home country.

    Venezuelans are meeting at a plaza Sunday in Doral and will read a proclamation for peace.

    The Venezuelan organization Una Mano Amiga — A Friendly Hand — is asking Venezuelans to unite in plazas around the South American country and abroad in a "call for peace."

    Participants will wear white and call for an end to deaths, hate and fear.

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    The protest comes nearly three weeks after the slaying of Monica Spear, a popular 29-year-old soap opera actress and former Miss Venezuela.

    Venezuela has one of the world's highest murder rates. The United Nations has ranked it 5th globally.