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Interviews and video: OKC violinist and music teacher Angelica Pereira gets tangled in immigration issues with COVID-19 complications [Video]

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"We've had to rearrange positions and explain to kids why she's not there. She's missed by families. … It's been devastating," Wilson said, adding that she is hopeful that Pereira will eventually be able to return to teach there. "It's been very nerve-wracking for her watching her go through the journey, and it's very disappointing and it's stress. … She has lots of long-term relationships with kids and families. That part is just really heartbreaking for us as an organization."

As Pereira is working with legal counsel to try to resolve the conundrum, the philharmonic's Rakhmatullaev has offered "whatever support is at our disposal to help her reach a favorable conclusion." One of the orchestra's violinist launched a Change.org petition that has received more than 2,700 signatures, and a friend started a GoFundMe on her behalf that has raised more than $13,000.

On Thursday, Mayor David Holt invited Peireia to perform in his office for an upcoming edition of his "City Hall …

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In Venezuela, President Nicolas Maduro has presided over an economic and societal collapse. The countrys health care system was already coming apart even before the coronavirus pandemic struck. Now, COVID-19 patients are filling ICUs that lack supplies, and doctors are dying. But criticism of the government's pandemic response is grounds for arrest. Special correspondent Marcia Biggs reports.