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For Immediate Release:
May 01, 2017
Media Contact:
Olga Vega
OlgaV@miamidade.gov
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Commissioner Diaz calls for action against Venezuela’s government


MIAMI – Miami-Dade County Commissioner Jose “Pepe” Diaz is sponsoring two resolutions condemning the growing political repression in Venezuela and urging President Trump and the United States Congress to impose sanctions on officials of Nicolas Maduro’s government.

The resolutions will be taken up at the May 2 Board of County Commission meeting at the Stephen P. Clark’s chambers on the 2nd floor. The meeting starts at 9 a.m.

“Apart from engaging in dictatorial tactics and violence against its citizens, the Maduro regime is involved in many other illicit activities including drug smuggling and money laundering, and we must not only condemn the Venezuelan government in the strongest terms, but also impose sanctions on those engaged in these outrageous crimes against humanity,” said Commissioner Diaz, who joined other elected officials at an April 24 press conference in Doral to condemn the Maduro government. Commissioner Diaz’s district includes Doral, which is home to the largest concentration of Venezuelans in the United States.