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For Immediate Release:
August 06, 2017
Media Contact:
Christopher Ferreira
chrisf@miamidade.gov
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The Miami-Dade Board of County Commissioners will hold a special meeting related to the current events in Venezuela


MIAMI-DADE – Miami-Dade Board of County Commissioners will hold a special meeting to consider matters related to the current events in Venezuela. Commission Chairman Esteban Bovo Jr. continues to express his support for the people of Venezuela following recent events related too and surrounding the Maduro government’s rewrite of the South American nation’s constitution.

“We stand in solidarity with the Venezuelan people in their struggle for democracy, respect for human rights and return to the rule of law,” Chairman Bovo said. “I would like to thank Commissioner Jose “Pepe” Diaz and the rest of my Commission colleagues for calling this meeting in an effort to voice the concerns of so many in our community who they themselves, friends and family are being effected by the actions of Maduro regime.”

“Venezuela, we are with you,” Commissioner Diaz said, “We are united in this cause and say ‘enough is enough.’”

The special meeting of the Miami-Dade Board of County Commissioner is called for Monday, August 7, 2017, at 1:00 PM, on the 2nd Floor (Commission Chambers) of the Stephen P. Clark Center, 111 NW First Street Miami, Florida 33128. Such meeting is called to consider matters related to the current events in Venezuela, including, but not limited to, the following resolution:

RESOLUTION COMMENDING THE UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY’S SANCTIONING OF VENEZUELAN PRESIDENT NICOLAS MADURO; CONDEMNING THE RESULTS OF THE RECENT ELECTION TO INSTITUTE A NATIONAL CONSTITUENT ASSEMBLY; DENOUNCING THE VENEZUELAN GOVERNMENT’S FAILURE TO COOPERATE WITH INTERNATIONAL COUNTERTERRORISM EFFORTS; URGING THE UNITED STATES SECRETARY OF HOMELAND SECURITY TO GRANT TEMPORARY PROTECTED STATUS TO VENEZUELAN NATIONALS LIVING IN THE UNITED STATES; AND APPROVING ATTACHED CORRESPONDENCE TO PRESIDENT DONALD J. TRUMP AND TRANSMITTAL THEREOF BY DESIGNATED COUNTY COMMISSIONER