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Cash-strapped Venezuela faces eviction from Miami consulate

Venezuela's cash-strapped government faces eviction from a Miami building it once owned after its consulate failed to pay rent since August. The notice demanding the consulate vacate the building in the ritzy Brickell neighborhood was filed Feb. 15 in a Miami-Dade county court. The landlord, a developer behind Miami's tallest high-rise, the still being built Panorama Tower, said Venezuela owes $142,119 in unpaid rent. The potential eviction is a major reversal for Venezuela's government, which owned the building until 2005, when it sold it for $70 million.