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Hugo Chavez Is Dead: Restaurant Specials in Miami in Honor of Venezuela's Esperanza

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What a bunch of assholes! Serving celebratory specials for the death of a human being?

Well, not really. Hugo Chávez may have personified heartache and headache to millions of Venezuelan citizens, immigrants, and their U.S.-born descendants, but to say we're celebrating his demise would be horrifically offensive.

However, the socialist leader's death this afternoon cannot go without recognition, be it with excitement or sympathy. After all, this evening marks the beginning of a new hope for the people of Venezuela and every country that deals with it.

That being said, a handful of Miami restaurants are serving specials and happy hours to celebrate the end to his tumultuous rule and hopeful road to prosperity.

La Latina - Specials until Sunday night
Happy hour until 8 p.m. includes sparkling mojitos and sangria for $4.50, Venezuelan beers for $1.75, red or white wine $3 a glass, and rumbera arepas for $5 until 10 p.m. Sunday. The rumbera con tomate is a pork arepa with cheese and tomatoes.

Los Chamos food truck, call (786) 469-1505 for location - Specials for the next two weeks
Free side order of tequeños with any purchase at any location.

El Arepazo 2 - Specials from tonight until forever at Brickell location (no, really!)
Two hot dogs for $3.99, arepa with gouda for $3.99, Caracas burger junior for $3.99, and $1 Miller Lites.

Keep fighting the good fight, Venezuelans of Miami.

We know the whole idea sounds a little weird, and probably makes a restaurant owner want to tread lightly, but if your restaurant is serving a special for the occasion, shoot us an email so we can add you to this list.

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