We talk with two sisters…one in Georgia, one in Caracas…about being separated not only by distance, but by political turmoil. The political unrest in Venezuela is never far from the minds and hearts of Venezuelans living in the U.S. This is especially true of Ana and Maria Gonzalez (not their real names).

About 14 years ago, Ana moved to Atlanta, Georgia to attend school. Maria still lives in Caracas, where she works as a dentist. They share their story of family, love, and worry.





Martha Dalton is a reporter at WABE, Atlanta’s NPR station. She covers immigration and education, as well as other local issues. Martha has worked in partnership with NPR and its StateImpact project on reporting education policy and initiatives. Before joining WABE, she reported for CNNRadio. She has worked for several radio companies in the Southeast over the years.  In her former life she was an elementary school teacher and reading specialist.  She is a native of Atlanta.




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