Congressman Mario Diaz-Balart

Representing the 25th District of FLORIDA

Diaz-Balart: U.S. Must Continue to Impose Tough Consequences Against Maduro Regime

Jan 5, 2018
Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congressman Mario Diaz-Balart (FL-25) issued the following statement after the Treasury Department announced additional targeted sanctions against members of the Maduro regime in Venezuela.

“I commend President Trump and his administration for once again imposing sanctions on corrupt members of the Venezuelan military.  While people in oil-rich Venezuela starve, the Maduro regime has misused and corrupted the military, which he tasked with controlling food distribution.  Now, food trafficking is rampant and shelves are bare.  The oppressive Maduro dictatorship has failed the Venezuelan people by every measure, with skyrocketing inflation, crime, hunger, corruption, and subversion of civil society and democratic institutions. 

“The United States Congress and President Trump stand in firm solidarity with the struggling Venezuelan people.  We must continue to impose tough consequences against those who perpetrate corruption and oppression in Venezuela.”