Hugo Chavez Dies, and Weston Rejoices on Twitter
It didn't take long for the tweets to start rolling in.
Weston, which has the highest percentage of Venezuelans of any Florida municipality besides Doral, rejoiced at the news of Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez's death. He reportedly died of infection.
Across Broward County, the number of Venezuelans has more than doubled in the past decade, according to the U.S. Census Bureau.
-Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez Is Dead
But it's in Weston where that effect has been most profound -- earning the community the nickname "Westonzuela." The city boasts more than a half-dozen Venezuelan bakeries -- and most gas stations carry arepas.
As such, Chavez died, and Twitter spoke.
decenas de personas se reunen en cafe canela en weston para celebrar "liberated de Venezuela". @elnuevoherald
-- Roberto Moreano(@robertomoreano) March 5, 2013
I can't imagine the Wild Wild Weston right now..
-- Sofia Calvo (@Sofia_55) March 5, 2013
I wonder who the United States is going to send to Hugo Chavez's funeral? #dennisrodman
-- John Vey (@JohnFrancisVey) March 5, 2013
Party in Weston tonight. #chavez
-- Rebekah Monson (@RebekahMonson) March 5, 2013
congrats to half of weston #westonzuela
-- PaoSomerhalder (@paoandrea95) March 5, 2013
Chavez is dead. Let the party in Weston begin! #Westonzuela
-- Mickey Saxe (@MickeySaxe) March 5, 2013
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