Venezuelans board New Orleans-bound buses to vote in presidential election

  • Groups of Venezuelans line up to board a bus at JC Bermundez Park in Doral on Saturday afternoon, April 13, 2013. The buses will take them and and thousands of other South Florida Venezuelans on a 16-hour bus trip to New Orleans to vote in the Venezuelan presidential elections on Sunday. Roberto Koltun / El Nuevo Herald

  • Daisy Guerrero, aboard a bus bound for New Orleans. Roberto Koltun / El Nuevo Herald

  • Student Rebeca Prado battled rain to board a bus. Roberto Koltun / El Nuevo Herald

  • Venezuelan Carlos Paruta entertained people waiting to board buses. Roberto Koltun / El Nuevo Herald

  • Not even the rain deterred a group of Venezuelans from boarding a bus at JC Bermundez park. Roberto Koltun / El Nuevo Herald

  • A man places a Venezuelan flag on a bus' windshield. Roberto Koltun / El Nuevo Herald

  • Local Venezuelans register before boarding buses at JC Bermundez park. Roberto Koltun / El Nuevo Herald

  • Buses at JC Bermundez park in Doral on Saturday afternoon, where thousands of South Florida Venezuelans will depart on a 16-hour bus trip to New Orleans to vote in the Venezuelan presidential elections on Sunday. Roberto Koltun / El Nuevo Herald

  • Venezuelan exile Roberto Vargas places on sign with the slogan 'Vote wherever' on the window of one of the buses. Roberto Koltun / El Nuevo Herald

  • Henrry Torres and Maria Perez walk toward a bus. Roberto Koltun / El Nuevo Herald

  • Arleth Garay, in foreground, with Mariana Garay, left, and Marlene Garay, aboard a bus at JC Bermundez park in Doral on Saturday afternoon, April 13, 2013, before leaving with thousands of South Florida Venezuelans on a 16-hour bus trip to New Orleans to vote in the Venezuelan presidential elections on Sunday. Roberto Koltun / El Nuevo Herald