Congressman Mario Diaz-Balart

Representing the 25th District of FLORIDA

Diaz-Balart Joins Peruvian American Coalition at Annual Gala, Recognizes Leaders in the Community

Sep 29, 2009
Press Release

For Immediate Release:

MIAMI—This week, Congressman Mario Diaz-Balart (R-FL) participated in the Peruvian American Coalition XV Anniversary Gala Banquet in Miami.  The event brought together members of the Peruvian American community in South Florida and honored leaders who have made a difference in advancing the needs of their community.  Diaz-Balart presented a flag to Sergio Massa, President and CEO of the Peruvian American Coalition, for his leadership in the Hispanic community and his contributions and service in South Florida.  

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