Venezuelans in Memphis skip celebration as their native country ‘tumbles’

By , Guest Columnist Published: July 09, 2019 4:00 AM CT
Guest Columnist

Daniel Bastardo Blanco

Daniel Bastardo Blanco is a Ph.D. candidate at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center. He heads the local Venezuelan alliance Venezolanos En Memphis (@vzlanosmemphis).

Venezuela observed 208 years of independence from Spain on July 5, but people there weren't setting off fireworks. Instead, they feared they might hear gunshots. 


Venezolanos en Memphis Venezuelan Alliance of Memphis


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