Maria Cecilia Bonilla came to the United States from Venezuela in 2000. Since then, she has lived in Washington, DC. She continues to keep Venezuela and her family and friends very close, visiting as often as she can. In addition to a very personal work by a Venezuelan artist that she keeps on a wall in her home, Maria Cecilia has a baseball cap in the colors of the Venezuelan flag that promotes the current opposition party. She is very proud of this hat, only takes it out to wear and display on special occasions, and feel the hat keeps her both close and connected to the interests of the Venezuelan people.