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Venezuelans in Toronto vote in referendum as they worry about family back home

Thousands of Venezuelan ex-pats in Toronto turned out to vote in the unofficial referendum Sunday. The outcome isn’t legally binding, but voters hope it will add pressure to the Venezuelan government.
Thousands of Venezuelan ex-pats in Toronto turned out to vote in the unofficial referendum Sunday. The outcome isn’t legally binding, but voters hope it will add pressure to the Venezuelan government.
Seven year old Guellermo Gonzalez and his father, Alfredo Gonzalez, at the North York site of the unofficial Venezuelan referendum on Sunday. The Gonzalez family says they are worried about family back home in Venezuela.
Seven year old Guellermo Gonzalez and his father, Alfredo Gonzalez, at the North York site of the unofficial Venezuelan referendum on Sunday. The Gonzalez family says they are worried about family back home in Venezuela. (Victoria Gibson / Toronto Star) | Order this photo
Ballot boxes at the unofficial Venezuelan referendum in North York on Sunday, July 16. Globally, the referendum aimed to oppose President Nicolas Maduro's rewriting of the country's constitution.
Ballot boxes at the unofficial Venezuelan referendum in North York on Sunday, July 16. Globally, the referendum aimed to oppose President Nicolas Maduro’s rewriting of the country’s constitution. (Victoria Gibson / Toronto Star) | Order this photo
A Spanish-language voting card for the unofficial Venezuelan referendum. Toronto was among 500 cities worldwide and 17 in Canada to vote on a ballot that urged the Venezuelan government to abide by its constitution.
A Spanish-language voting card for the unofficial Venezuelan referendum. Toronto was among 500 cities worldwide and 17 in Canada to vote on a ballot that urged the Venezuelan government to abide by…
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