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For Immediate Release:
March 05, 2019
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Olga Vega
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Commissioner Diaz urges Congress to further destabilize Maduro regime

MIAMI – The Miami-Dade County Commission on March 5 unanimously approved a resolution  sponsored by Commissioner Jose “Pepe” Diaz to urge Congress to restrict international arms sales to Venezuela and pass other legislation to destabilize the Maduro regime and provide humanitarian relief to the Venezuelan people.

The United States, along with other countries including 16 European nations, have recognized Juan Guaidó, the president of Venezuela’s congress, as Venezuela’s interim president after refusing to recognize the legitimacy of Venezuela dictator Nicolás Maduro, who was sworn in as president following a May 2018 election that was roundly condemned as a sham by international observers.

“The United States and the international community need to keep up the pressure on the Maduro regime so this dictatorship can finally end and democracy can be restored to the people of Venezuela,” said Commissioner Diaz, whose district includes Doral, which is home to the largest concentration of Venezuelans in the United States.

Commissioner Diaz has been an advocate for Venezuela and has sponsored numerous resolutions condemning Venezuela’s dictatorship.