Congressman Mario Diaz-Balart

Representing the 25th District of FLORIDA

Diaz-Balart: Maduro Regime Continues to Sink to New Lows

Jun 9, 2016
Press Release

WASHINGTON - Congressman Mario Diaz-Balart (FL-25) released the following statement after reports that Venezuelan Congressman Julio Borges, an opposition leader in the Primero Justicia party, was assaulted by Chavistas wielding pipes and stones.

"With each passing day, the Maduro regime is sinking to new lows in oppressing the opposition and subverting the suppressed remnants of democracy in Venezuela. Shamefully, Maduro's thugs beat and bloodied Julio Borges as he was attempting to carry out his official duties. As Venezuela's economy crumbles due to Maduro's corruption and mismanagement, these acts of aggression against the opposition are escalating. The international community must roundly condemn the violence and intimidation tactics that have come to characterize the Maduro regime and commit to working with the Venezuelan people to restore democracy.”