Blue Star Strategies is working to boost the US visibility of a Venezuelan opposition political party ahead of the July 28 presidential elections.

It was hired by a Miami-based nonprofit group called Emprendamo to highlight the political objectives of ProCiudadanos, which was founded by journalist and activist Leocenis Garcia.

The 44-year-old has been jailed six times during the presidential terms of Hugo Chavez and Nicolas Maduro.

Blue Star Strategies has a one-year pact to conduct outreach to members of Congress and the executive branch to arrange meetings for those interested in meeting Garcia to learn about the goals of ProCiudadanos.

The contract, which went into effort March 1, carries a $15K monthly retainer.

Maduro became Venezuela’s interim president in March 2013 after the death of Chávez. He was narrowly elected president a few months later, and re-elected in 2018 in a contest widely deemed as fraudulent.

Maduro on March 11 promised that the July election would be a “celebration of freedom, democracy and truth.”

It also may be in the bag for Maduro. Venezuela’s high court in October banned his strongest political rival, Maria Corina Machado, from running in the upcoming presidential race.

Blue Star was co-founded by former Clinton White House staffers Karen Tramontano and Sally Painter.