Venezuela is rich in oil, but President Nicol's Maduro and his ham-fisted socialist government are destitute. They've got nothing to solve the economic and social problems that have sharply divided the nation, and the issue has mounted to political bedlam, soaring inflation, and widespread unrest.
Since mid-February, dozens of antigovernment protesters, many of them students, have been killed in street clashes with Maduro's Chavista party, adding to a murder rate that's the highest in South America.
For Venezuelan-born, Miami-based artists Edwin Villasmil and Elba Martinez, who fled Hugo Chavez' brutal regime, Maduro's equally oppressive authoritarian rule has been the inspiration for a provocative exhibit at the Bakehouse Art Complex (561 NW 32nd St., Miami). The artists aim to deliver stinging commentary on their... More >>>