Uprising in Venezuela spurs hopes of exiles living in Miami

Venezuelans chant as they watch televised news from their country at the El Arepazo Doral Venezuelan restaurant, Tuesday, April 30, 2019, in Doral, Fl

Venezuelans chant as they watch televised news from their country at the El Arepazo Doral Venezuelan restaurant, Tuesday, April 30, 2019, in Doral, Fl

Venezuelan exile and former political prisoner Delson Guarte, the ex-mayor of Mario Briceño Iragorry Municipality, chants as he and others watch telev

Venezuelan exile and former political prisoner Delson Guarte, the ex-mayor of Mario Briceño Iragorry Municipality, chants as he and others watch telev

Rita Sanchez, right, comforts Miriam Abraham as they and other Venezuelans watch televised news from their country at the El Arepazo Doral Venezuelan

Rita Sanchez, right, comforts Miriam Abraham as they and other Venezuelans watch televised news from their country at the El Arepazo Doral Venezuelan

Venezuelans vie for T-shirts as they watch televised news from their country at the El Arepazo Doral Venezuelan restaurant, Tuesday, April 30, 2019, i

Venezuelans vie for T-shirts as they watch televised news from their country at the El Arepazo Doral Venezuelan restaurant, Tuesday, April 30, 2019, i

Arelys Lopez, foreground, leads a cheer as Venezuelans chant while watching televised news from their country at the El Arepazo Doral Venezuelan resta

Arelys Lopez, foreground, leads a cheer as Venezuelans chant while watching televised news from their country at the El Arepazo Doral Venezuelan resta

DORAL, Fla. (AP) — Venezuelan exiles in Florida who oppose their country's socialist government are cheering calls by opposition leader Juan Guaidó for an uprising in their homeland.

"Long live Venezuela!" they chanted as dozens of exiles packed a diner in the Miami suburb of Doral, glued to news reports on their cellphones of the revolt against Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro.

Venezuela's opposition attempt follows months of mostly peaceful protests led by Guaidó, who previously declared himself interim president with U.S. and other backing.

Florida is home to an estimated 190,000 Venezuelans, many of them arrivals this past decade as their homeland slid into crisis under Maduro and his predecessor, Hugo Chavez

Exiles wept and sang their national anthem, some sporting baseball caps in Venezuela's colors and others talking of hopes of returning soon.