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- ► American people of Venezuelan descent (4 C, 57 P)
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1. Venezuelan Americans – Venezuelan Americans are Americans who trace their heritage, or part of their heritage, to the nation of Venezuela. Venezuelan Americans are one of 20 Latin American groups in the United States and this includes influences from Spanish, Portuguese, Italians, Germans, and the French, along with influences from African and indigenous Amerindian elements. Venezuelan Spanish is the spoken form of the Spanish language. Until the 20th century, there was no record of the number of Venezuelans who emigrated to the United States. From 1910 to 1930, it is estimated that over 4,000 South Americans each year emigrated to the United States, however, there are not many specific figures that indicate the number of Venezuelans who emigrated to this country. Many Venezuelans settled in the United States with hopes of receiving a better education and they are frequently joined by relatives. In recent years, more Venezuelans opposing the economic and political policies of president Hugo Chávez are migrating to the U. S, the largest concentration of Venezuelans in the United States is in South Florida, especially the suburbs of Doral and Weston. Other main states with Venezuelan American populations are, according to the 1990 census, New York, California, Texas, New Jersey, Massachusetts and Maryland. Some of the areas with a highly populated Venezuelan community include Miami, Houston, New York City, Los Angeles. State with the smallest Venezuelan population was South Dakota with 25 Venezuelans, some 70 percent of Venezuelan immigrants are a mixture of European, Amerindian, and African ancestry. The rest are 21 percent white,8 percent black and 1 percent is Amerindian, most Venezuelan Americans are descendants of Spanish, Italians, Portuguese, Germans, French, and Chinese. The Venezuelan American population is highly educated, thus, they teach the language to their children. Venezuelan Americans work in a variety of professions, however, most of them are inclined to banking and the petroleum industry. Thus, they often have an expertise in these professions. Venezuelan Americans also work in highlighted positions of television, publishing, also, many Venezuelan Americans are becoming politicians, working both local politics as in government. In addition, also is growing the number of Venezuelan Americans that work in government service on the federal level, now, the Venezuelan Americans are involved in all the aspect of the American politics. Venezuelan Americans still maintain strong relations with their country of origin, which can easily be seen in business, family, Venezuelan Americans often report on the social and current events in Venezuela and first-generation immigrants visit there frequently. It is also common for Venezuelans to visit their relatives in the United States
2. Doral, Florida – Doral is a city in Miami-Dade County, Florida, United States. One of thirty-four municipalities in the county, it is located just one mile from Miami International Airport, the city regularly hosts in excess of 100,000 people who work in Miami. Doral has operated under the Mayor-Council-Manager form of government since incorporation, policymaking and legislative authority are vested in a governing council consisting of the mayor and four other council members. For a city of its size, Doral has a number of shops, financial institutions and businesses, especially importers and exporters. In 2008, Fortune Small Business and CNN Money ranked Doral as 51 on a list of 100 cities with the best mix of business advantages and lifestyle appeal. In 1962, the Doral Country Club opened in western Dade County, featuring the blue, red and par-3 golf courses, the Doral name combined Doris and Alfred. As Dorals very first structure, the Doral Hotel and Country Club became the hot spot. In the second year of operations, the Kaskels hosted the first Doral Open Invitational, Alfred offered $50,000 in prize money to attract well-known golfers. According to the South Florida Golf Foundation, at the only three other tournaments were held in Florida, offering a combined total of $65,000 prize money. Both communities were named after the hotel, a trend that was to be repeated more times. Although younger families started flooding the area, there were no stores, schools, initially, most new homes were investment properties or second homes, but early full-time residents started coming together as a community. From 1983 to 1985, Miami-Dade County imposed a moratorium to protect the areas water wells. Once the ban was lifted, Doral experienced tremendous growth, in 1989, Morgan Levy helped organize the West Dade Federation of Homeowner Associations to stand strong against any proposals that threatened the communitys welfare. Thus, they secured a police station instead of a jail, as well as convinced county officials to implement higher development standards as well as lighting, roads. In 1995, residents began lobbying for incorporation in earnest, dissatisfied with the tax rate relative to the services they received. The county met the first attempt at incorporation with a years deferral, some classified Doral as a donor community, meaning that the taxes paid were more than the cost of operations. With the deferral, incorporation efforts intensified even more, in 1996, the community elected its first community council, Jose Pepe Cancio, Sr. Mario Pita and Barbara B. Thomas were elected and three members were appointed
3. Weston, Florida – Weston is a suburban community in Broward County, Florida, United States. Established as a city in 1996, much of the community was developed by Arvida/JMB Realty and is located near the western boundary of Broward County. It is the most western city in Broward County, and its entire west side is next to the Everglades, as of the 2010 census, the city had a total population of 65,333. Weston is a city of the Miami metropolitan area, which was home to an estimated 6,012,331 people at the 2015 census. In 2010, Money magazine ranked Weston 19th in America in the Biggest Earners category, in 2006, it was ranked as the city with the largest job growth in Florida and 18th largest in the nation. BusinessWeek ranked Weston as one of the best affordable suburbs in the United States in November 2006, Weston consistently ranks high annually in CNN Money magazines Biggest Earners category. In 2008, Money magazine ranked Weston as the 73rd best place to live in America, in 2012, Weston moved up eleven slots to the 62nd best place to live in America, once again topping the list in the state of Florida. It was recently named by Family Circle Magazine one of the Ten Best Towns for Families for 2015, South Florida winters are usually dry and warm during La Niña conditions, while El Niño conditions usually bring cool and wet conditions to the region. ENSO effects on South Florida are rather minimal during the summer months, with the exception of tropical cyclone activity in the Atlantic Basin. Weston is located at 26°627 north, 80°2317 west, at the edge of development in Broward County.3 square miles. The total area is 4. 49% water, as of 2010, there were 24,394 households, with 13. 0% being vacant. 13. 8% of all households are made up of individuals and 3. 3% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older, the average household size is 2.97 and the average family size is 3.29. The median age is 34 years, for every 100 females there were 94.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over there were 90.2 males, according to a 2010 estimate, the median income for a household in the city is $93,553 and the median per capita income is $40,432. Males have an income of $63,135 versus $38,119 for females. 2. 3% of the population is below the poverty line, out of the total population,0. 8% of those under the age of 18 and 8. 2% of those 65 and older are living below the poverty line. Companies with operations in Weston include Ultimate Software, DHL, Marriott International, Abbott Laboratories, Mondelez, Cleveland Clinic, Wendys LATAM & Caribbean, among others. Major highways in Weston include, Interstate 75, which travels North and South along the Eastern Edge of the City, U. S. Highway 27, which travels along the western edge of the city. g