Family feud delays Venezuelan president’s burial
MIAMI (AP) — A judge in Miami has delayed the burial of former Venezuelan President Carlos Andres Perez amid a family feud over his final resting place.
Miami-Dade Circuit Judge Gerald Hubbart issued an order preventing a funeral home from burying Perez as planned Wednesday pending further orders from the court.
The judge acted on a complaint by Perez’s first wife, Blanca Perez. She wants him buried in Venezuela. Perez’s more recent wife and two daughters had planned to bury him in South Florida following a mass.
Perez’s daughter in Caracas told a Venezuelan media outlet that she hoped her father would be buried there, with his daughter Thais, who died 15 years ago.
Perez died Saturday in Miami. He was 88.