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For Immediate Release:
February 27, 2014
Media Contact:
Olga Vega

Commissioner Diaz sponsors resolution to condemn Venezuelan government

(MIAMI) – Outraged by the Venezuelan government’s ongoing acts of violence against its own people, Miami-Dade County District 12 Commissioner Jose “Pepe” Diaz is sponsoring a resolution to condemn the government of Nicolas Maduro and urges the U.S. federal government to take immediate diplomatic action to help restore democracy and the rule of law in Venezuela.

“I want to express my solidarity with the people of Venezuela as they face the Venezuelan government’s violent acts of repression against protesters and political opponents,” said Commissioner Diaz, whose district includes Doral, which has the largest concentration of Venezuelans in the U.S. “I commend the courageous students and other Venezuelans who are standing up in peaceful dissent and urge the residents of Miami-Dade County to stand in support of those who are demanding democracy and exercising their universal human rights.”

The County Commission will take up the resolution at its meeting on Tuesday, March 4 at 9:30 a.m. in the Commission Chambers on the second floor of the Stephen P. Clark Center, 111 N.W. 1st St.