Congressman Mario Diaz-Balart

Representing the 25th District of FLORIDA

Diaz-Balart Hosts Roundtable with Hispanic Community Leaders

Aug 27, 2009
Press Release

For Immediate Release:

MIAMI— Congressman Mario Diaz-Balart (R-FL) today hosted a roundtable with leaders of the Hispanic Community in South Florida to discuss local issues affecting the community in the U.S. and current political developments in Latin America. The group also discussed issues such as immigration reform, healthcare, the economy and small business, among others.  

“In South Florida, Hispanic leaders are working hard to revitalize our economy and create job opportunities through entrepreneurship.  It is important that we continue supporting these individuals and small businesses that play a key role, are the real job creators in our community and are committed to restoring our economy while at the same time preserving free enterprise and democracy in our hemisphere.”    

“The only way in which we can accomplish goals and make strides for in community is by coming together and working as one,” said Fabio Andrade, President of the Americas Community Center.  “I thank the Congressman for hosting this successful meeting and for his commitment to the cause of freedom in Latin America and around the world.”

Diaz-Balart represents the largest group of Colombian and Colombian-Americans in the entire United States and has lead efforts in Congress on issues like immigration, the DREAM Act, free trade with Latin American and funding for Plan Colombia.  He is the Chairman of the Congressional Hispanic Conference and a Founding Member and Board of Director of the Congressional Hispanic Leadership Institute (CHLI).