Congressman Mario Diaz-Balart

Representing the 25th District of FLORIDA

Diaz-Balart Applauds Sanctions Against Diosdado Cabello, Other Maduro Regime Operatives

May 18, 2018
Press Release

MIAMI– Congressman Mario Diaz-Balart (FL-25) issued the following statement after the Trump Administration issued additional sanctions against Maduro regime operatives, including Diosdado Cabello.

“I applaud the Administration for imposing tough sanctions on the nefarious Maduro regime and its cronies.  Diosdado Cabello, whom the Treasury Department accuses of narco-trafficking and money laundering, is one of the most corrupt actors in the regime.  In addition, targeted sanctions against his brother, his wife, a businessman and three U.S. companies demonstrate that the United States will hold accountable those involved in the regime’s corruption, narco-trafficking, and other crimes.

“I commend the President and his administration for standing with the people of Venezuela by further isolating their oppressors.  The United States will continue to support the Venezuelan people in their democratic aspirations, and oppose the corruption, criminality, and tyranny of the failed Maduro regime.”