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For Immediate Release:
July 09, 2019
Media Contact:
Olga Vega
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Commissioner Diaz calls for federal task force to investigate Maduro crimes

MIAMI – Miami-Dade County Commissioner Jose “Pepe” Diaz is sponsoring a resolution supporting U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio’s efforts in urging Attorney General William Barr to create a special task force to investigate and prosecute crimes committed by Venezuela’s Maduro regime.

The resolution is scheduled for consideration at the July 10 County Commission meeting.

The Trump administration has imposed sanctions against the Venezuelan government and recognized Juan Guaido, head of Venezuela’s National Assembly, as the nation’s interim president after Nicolás Maduro was sworn in for a six-year term as president following an election that international observers roundly condemned as fraudulent.

Maduro has been condemned by the international community for numerous crimes including detaining and murdering political opponents, transnational drug-trafficking, and harboring terrorists.

Commissioner Diaz, whose district includes Doral, which is home to the largest concentration of Venezuelans in the United States, has sponsored several resolutions condemning Venezuela’s socialist dictatorship.