Congressman Mario Diaz-Balart

Representing the 25th District of FLORIDA

Diaz-Balart, Colombian-American Leaders to Host Press Conference: Urge Congress to Pass the Colombian Free Trade Agreemen

Jul 3, 2008
Press Release

MIAMI— In light of the recent events that have taken place in Colombia, Congressman Mario Diaz-Balart (R-FL) will host a press conference on Monday, July 7th, 2007 at 11:30 a.m. to discuss Plan Colombia, the Free Trade Agreement with Colombia, and to praise President Alvaro Uribe and the Colombian government for their serious and responsible work. 

“The heroic rescue once again demonstrates that President Alvaro Uribe and the Colombian government are successfully defeating these enemies of democracy.  Their work is serious and responsible and they continue making significant improvements to sustain their unwavering democracy. Colombia is our strongest ally in the region and it is critical that we support Plan Colombia and a Free Trade Agreement with Colombia,” said Diaz-Balart.

He will be joined by Fabio Andrade, Colombian-American activist and leader in South Florida.  Other leaders, activists and businessmen from the Colombian-American community will also be present.

WHAT: Press Conference to discuss Plan Colombia, the Colombian Free Trade Agreement and the recent rescue of American and Colombian hostages

WHO: Congressman Mario Diaz-Balart, Fabio Andrade and other Colombian-American leaders in the South Florida community

WHEN: Monday, July 7, 2008 at 11:30 a.m.

WHERE: Congressman Mario Diaz-Balart’s office, 12851 SW 42 Street, Suite 131 (2nd floor), Miami, Florida 33175