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For Immediate Release:
February 05, 2019
Media Contact:
Olga Vega
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Commissioner Diaz backs Guaidó as president of Venezuela

MIAMI – Miami-Dade County Commissioner Jose “Pepe” Diaz is sponsoring a resolution joining the United States in recognizing Juan Guaidó as interim president of Venezuela.

The resolution will be discussed at the Feb. 5 County Commission meeting.

Guaidó, the president of Venezuela’s congress, led nationwide protests on Jan. 23 in which he declared himself interim president and demanded the resignation of Nicolás Maduro, who was recently sworn in for a six-year term as president of Venezuela following a May 2018 election that was roundly condemned as a sham by international observers.

The United States, along with numerous South American countries, Canada and several European nations, have recognized Guaidó as interim president of Venezuela.

“The people of Venezuela need to know we stand with them in their struggle to restore democracy and end Maduro’s illegitimate and disastrous dictatorship,” Commissioner Diaz said.