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For Immediate Release:
May 20, 2019
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Nikki Whiting

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Commissioner Esteban L. Bovo Jr. will introduce resolutions condemning Nicolas Maduro and CODEPINK


MIAMI – Miami-Dade County Commissioner Esteban L. Bovo Jr. will be introducing a resolution condemning Nicolas Maduro for charging eleven National Assembly deputies with treason and rebellion and lifting the deputies’ parliamentary immunity for their alleged participation in a military uprising. Commissioner Bovo will also be introducing a resolution condemning the Venezuela Embassy Protection Collective and CODEPINK for illegally occupying the Venezuelan Embassy in Washington, D.C. Both pieces of legislation will be introduced on Tuesday, May 21 at 9:30 a.m. in the County Commission Chamber, Stephen P. Clark Center, 111 NW First Street Miami, Florida 33128.

On May 14, 2019, the National Assembly deputies, who were scheduled to discuss the charges against their colleagues and Zambrano’s arrest, were prevented from entering the National Assembly. Commissioner Bovo opposes the Maduro regime’s illegal actions and strives to continue promoting democracy, human rights and freedom in Venezuela.

The Venezuelan Embassy in Washington, D.C. was being occupied illegally by groups who support Nicolas Maduro. These groups prevented the freedom-seeking people of Venezuela and the legitimate government from entering their embassy. Commissioner Bovo opposes the illegal occupation of the Venezuelan Embassy in Washington, D.C. by the Venezuela Embassy Protection Collective and CODEPINK.

Who:
Commissioner Bovo and members of the Venezuelan community showing their support of the resolutions
What:
Resolution condemning Nicolas Maduro and CODEPINK
When:
May 21, 2019, 9:30 a.m.- 10:30 a.m.
Where:
Stephen P. Clark Center, 111 NW First Street Miami, Florida 33128