One day after Venezuela’s President Nicolas Maduro said he would reopen the country’s consulate in Miami, landlord Tibor Hollo filed a lawsuit to evict them.
In 2012, then-president Hugo Chavez ordered the Miami consulate closed at 1101 Brickell, and rent payments stopped. Hollo threatened eviction then, but Venezuela eventually resumed payments.
On February 14, Maduro said he would reopen the Miami consulate to allow local Venezuelans to vote in an upcoming election, according to Reuters.
The next day, Hollo’s TWJ 1101, LLC filed an eviction lawsuit. It states that rent hasn’t been paid since September 2017, with the total unpaid debt now reaching $142,118.70.