- Associated Press - Saturday, March 1, 2014

MIAMI (AP) - Venezuelans in South Florida are continuing to demonstrate against the violence in their home country.

Events and protests are scheduled for both Saturday and Sunday around Miami.

On Saturday, young Venezuelans will join other young adults from Latin America in Coconut Grove at 2 p.m. to express their solidarity with the students in Venezuela.

And on Sunday, Venezuelans are expecting to hold another rally in Miami.

Seventeen people have died in what began as a student protest earlier in February and has grown to include the mostly middle class opposition in Venezuela. The protesters are upset with economic shortages and the heavy-handed response of the government to the demonstrations.

The largest concentration of Venezuelans in the U.S. resides in South Florida.

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