Jamaica Observer: TALLAHASSEE, Florida (AP) — Amid an escalating political crisis in Venezuela, Florida may sever its connections to businesses that support the South American country’s current government.
Governor Rick Scott on Wednesday announced that he will ask the trustees of Florida’s pension plan to go along with a proposal that targets businesses helping the regime of President Nicolas Maduro.
He and other Florida politicians, including US Senator Marco Rubio, have been highly critical of Maduro in the past few months.
Scott announced the plan the same day that pro-government militias wielding wooden sticks and metal bars stormed congress and began attacking opposition lawmakers during a special session coinciding with Venezuela’s independence day. more here