Mario Diaz-Balart Introduces Resolution to Stand With Cubans Protesting Communist Regime

This week, U.S. Rep. Mario Diaz-Balart, R-Fla., introduced a resolution “calling for international solidarity with the Cuban people in their demands for freedom and condemning the brutal oppression of the communist dictatorship in Cuba.”

Diaz-Balart explained why he introduced the resolution on Tuesday.

“For 62 years, the Cuban people have struggled for freedom and human rights under a brutal, repressive dictatorship. On this day, which also coincides with the anniversary of the Tugboat Massacre, we also remember the regime’s decades of malevolence, including the Brothers to the Rescue Shoot-Down, the firing squads, torture, arbitrary arrests, killings, human trafficking, those who fled in makeshift rafts through shark-infested waters, and the many activists who have suffered or perished for simply daring to speak against the regime. The Cuban people will be free, and they will remember those who stood with them. I thank so many of my colleagues for standing with them by supporting this important resolution,” he said.

Diaz-Balart reeled in more than 30 co-sponsors from the Republican side of the aisle including every Republican in the Florida delegation.

The resolution was sent to the U.S. House Foreign Affairs Committee.

 

Reach Kevin Derby at kevin.derby@floridadaily.com.

 

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