Diaz-Balart, South Florida Members of Congress Host Ambassador Haley for Latin American State of Affairs Discussion
MIAMI – Congressman Mario Diaz-Balart (FL-25), along with Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL), Congresswoman Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (FL-27), and Congressman Carlos Curbelo, today hosted Permanent Representative of the United States to the United Nations Nikki Haley at Florida International University for a discussion on the current state of affairs in Latin America and the region’s relationship with the United States. Congressman Diaz-Balart issued the following statement after the event.
“During her tenure as Permanent Representative of the United States to the United Nations, Ambassador Haley has demonstrated profound leadership in affirming the United States’ commitment to supporting pro-democracy movements and activists while unequivocally condemning the abuses of their oppressors. I will continue working with Ambassador Haley in isolating pariah regimes and standing with freedom’s advocates across the globe.
“In the administration’s declared ‘Year of the Americas,’ I thank Ambassador Haley for turning attention to our hemisphere, which faces corruption, narco-trafficking, and human rights challenges. The Castro regime continues its decades-long oppression of the Cuban people, while providing illicit support to other sham regimes in the region, including those in Venezuela and Nicaragua. By promoting democracy, civil society and human rights in our hemisphere, we promote stability and prosperity among our neighbors, and strengthen friendships with allies.”
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