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How Venezuelans Could Reshape Elections in Florida

August 16, 2017

As an engineer, Jorge Pacheco never expected his job would make him the target of political persecution. But as Venezuela’s finances floundered and its public services deteriorated, the Venezuelan government blamed engineers at the state-owned electrical provider CORPOELEC for power grid disruptions. As political persecution became more common, the young man made the difficult choice to move to the U.S.

“If I had stayed, I may have been charged with sabotage or subversion,” explained Pacheco, who left Venezuela with his family in 2015. “We had to sell everything – cars, appliances,...

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