Congressman Mario Diaz-Balart

Representing the 25th District of FLORIDA

Diaz-Balart: Castro Names a New Dorticós

Apr 18, 2018
Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congressman Mario Diaz-Balart (FL-25) issued the following statement after the designation of Castro puppet Miguel Díaz Canel.

“Today, the Cuban regime has named a new puppet. Just like Fidel Castro named Osvaldo Dorticós as ‘president’ until 1976, Raul Castro has now named Miguel Díaz Canel as the new ‘president of the Council of Ministers and State.’ Raul Castro remains head of the sole ‘legal’ party and the armed forces, his son-in-law remains head of the economy, and his son remains a top official in the feared Ministry of the Interior. Today’s designation of a new Dorticós is a nothingburger. The important matter is that the Cuban people will be free, and I will continue to stand with them.”