Congressman Mario Diaz-Balart

Representing the 25th District of FLORIDA

Diaz-Balart Remembers Payá and Cepero on 4th Anniversary of Their Deaths

Jul 22, 2016
Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congressman Mario Diaz-Balart (FL-25) released the following statement on the 4th anniversary of the deaths of Oswaldo Payá and Harold Cepero, two Cuban pro-democracy activists who are believed to have been killed by the Cuban regime.

“Four years ago today, Harold Cepero and Oswaldo Payá died for their efforts to bring freedom and democracy to Cuba.  Witnesses to the event described the intentional ramming of their vehicle by Castro regime thugs, and suspicious circumstances at the hospital following the crash.  Rosa Maria Payá, and the other family members, are entitled to an international investigation into the cause of their deaths.  Shamefully, despite these and other heinous acts by the Castro regime, the Obama administration continues to provide endless concessions to the brutal Castro brothers.  On this solemn anniversary, we remember the courage of activists such as Oswaldo Payá and Harold Cepero, and remain in solidarity with those who continue their noble cause.”