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Desde aquí apoyando Venezuela

From Tom Gage of the Detroit News, who is with the Tigers in their spring-training facility in Lakeland, Florida:

In a rare, but unified display of national politics in a major-league clubhouse, the Tigers who are native Venezuelans demonstrated their support for the protesters in their country on Friday by posing together with banners, flags and slogans.

The group of 12 included Miguel Cabrera, the Tigers’ two-time most valuable player; Victor Martinez, coach Omar Vizquel and pitcher Anibal Sanchez.

Some of the players held flags on which they printed “SOS Venezuela” and “Pray for Venezuela,” but there were also slogans in Spanish that conveyed the players’ support. . . .

[Hernan] Perez said it was the group’s intention to bring attention to the protests because the people, including their families, within the country are prevented from seeing updates on television.


Former Tiger slugger Magglio Ordonez , the pro-regime mayor of Sotillo, was unavailable for comment.

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Jason Epstein is the president of Southfive Strategies, LLC. He was a public-relations consultant for the Turkish embassy in Washington from 2002 to 2007.


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