Without question, the ongoing human rights atrocities being carried out by the Castro-influenced Maduro regime in Venezuela, is a soft spot for Senator Marco Rubio, who has been leading the protest efforts against that government since the days of Hugo Chavez.
It is fair and accurate to say that the Castro regime in Cuba’s influence and promotion of Communism throughout the Western Hemisphere, has lead to civil wars that have lead to the deaths of thousands of innocent civilians.
Rubio recently addressed the Congressional Hispanic Leadership Institute about the current situation in Venezuela, and the desire of Venezuelans.
Here is the abbreviated transcript from Rubio’s address to the group.
RUBIO: [T]his cause … is not about interfering in the internal affairs of Venezuela. It’s about supporting the people of Venezuela. In essence, this is a cause they’ve taken up. If millions of people had shown up this Sunday in support of moving in the Cuba direction, we would be very disappointed.
But that’s not what happened. Millions of people showed up to reject this unconstitutional direction that the country is headed. In essence, millions of Venezuelans have said, “we don’t want to be Cuba.” For good reason. “We don’t want to be a Cuban-style government.”
And it’s appropriate, one, in a country that has one of the oldest traditions of democracy in the region. And how tragic would it be if on July 30th of this month, that constitutional order was overthrown?
And what would take its place is no less than a Cuban-style government. It is not an exaggeration to say that.