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Source: United States House of Representatives – Congressman Mario Diaz-Balart (25th District of FLORIDA)

Oct 7, 2020

Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. ­­–– Congressman Mario Diaz-Balart (FL-25) released the following statement on the Independent International Fact-Finding Mission (FFM) on Venezuela, whose mandate was extended for two more years.  

“The UN’s FFM, whose mandate was just extended another two years, detailed the Maduro regime’s egregious human rights abuses. As this report and years of oppression have made clear, the basic rights and liberties of the Venezuelan people will not be respected under the brutal grip of Maduro and his thugs. The sham elections announced for December are just another cynical attempt by the Maduro regime to obscure its corruption and illegitimacy. The international community must continue to demand that all political prisoners be released unconditionally, democratic institutions restored, and free, fair, transparent, and multiparty elections scheduled. For this to happen, Maduro must go.”