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Venezuelans use clout to influence 08

Taking a cue from the influential Cuban-American community, Venezuelan-Americans in South Florida are pressuring presidential candidates to take a hard line against the repressive leader of their homeland.

They landed a meeting Saturday with Republican Mitt Romney and recently condemned Democrat John Edwards for campaigning with actor Danny Glover, who has embraced Venezuelan leader Hugo Chavez.

Read more about the local anti-Chavez efforts here.