Venezuelan Voters

September 30, 2012 - 11:35 AM
In this June 26, 2012 photo, Beatriz Olavarria smiles during an interview in South Miami, Fla. Olavarria, who has done election work in the last eight Venezuela elections in Miami, leads a commission to send information to voters and mobilize volunteer observers for the polling stations, as well as volunteer ushers outside the convention center. Venezuela's government closed the Miami consulate and told Venezuelans to vote in New Orleans in the Oct. 7 presidential election. Olavarria is hoping that at least half of the 20,000 Venezuelan voters will make their way to New Orleans. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)