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Venezuela Oil Trade Update, The Textile Industry In South Florida & Sea Turtle Nesting Season

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Apparel Textile Sourcing Miami 2019
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Apparel Textile Sourcing Miami 2019 is a three-day confernece with networking, free seminars, and inspiration.

As the crisis in Venezuela continues to escalate, a member of Juan Guiadó's staff is expected to visit Doral on Tuesday. We spoke to WLRN’s Americas correspondent Tim Padgett about the upcoming visit and his recent piece on the oil trade between India and Venezuela.

Read More: Maduro Faces Big Blow As India Looks Poised To Stop Oil Imports From Venezuela

 

A group of international leaders and South Florida business players are coming together for the Apparel Textile Sourcing Miami conference hosted in Wynwood this week. The three-day conference will focus on the state of the textile industry and will feature panel discussions on the latest innovations. One of the topics being discussed is how textile companies are being impacted by the tariffs imposed on Chinese imports. Matt Rocco, president of the South Florida’s Manufacturer’s Association, joined Sundial to tell us more about the conference and the future of the textile industry.

South Florida is in the midst of sea turtle nesting season. The season, which began in March, will extend until October. South Florida’s coast is home to three nesting species, all of which are endangered. Sea turtle populations have been negatively impacted by pollution, large developments along the shore and natural factors like predation. However, through conservation efforts and legislation, the sea turtle populations in South Florida are slowly recuperating. Marine biologist and Dean at the College of Arts, Science and Education at Florida International University Dr. Michael Heithaus joined Sundial to talk about how beachgoers can help protect these nests and the research he is conducting on sea turtles internationally.

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