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House Proceeding 03-23-10 on Mar 23rd, 2010 :: 1:08:05 to 1:11:00
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Mario Diaz-Balart

1:08:02 to 1:08:23( Edit History Discussion )

Mario Diaz-Balart: americans. and our government needs to protect american citizens and this is today's news from the third front. on the texas-mexico border. and that's just the way it is. i yield back. the speaker pro tempore: the gentlen yields. under the speaker's announced

Mario Diaz-Balart

1:08:05 to 1:11:00( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Mario Diaz-Balart

Mario Diaz-Balart

1:08:24 to 1:08:44( Edit History Discussion )

Mario Diaz-Balart: policy of january 6, 2009, the gentleman from florida, mr. mario diaz-balart, is recognized for 60 minutes as the designee of the minority leader. mr. diaz-balart: thank you very much, madam speaker.

Mario Diaz-Balart

1:08:45 to 1:09:06( Edit History Discussion )

Mario Diaz-Balart: u know, we've had a number of interesting debates in the last -- last year, last few weks in particular. and one of the things that we should never forget is how precious freedom is and how frail freedom is. just 90 miles away from our shores at this very moment, at

Mario Diaz-Balart

1:09:07 to 1:09:27( Edit History Discussion )

Mario Diaz-Balart: this very instance there are people w have been enslaved for over half a century under the boot of the same oppressive regime, the dictatorship of the castro brothers. half a century of brutality. and just last week was the -- mark the seventh anniversary of the beginning of what was known as the black spring in

Mario Diaz-Balart

1:09:28 to 1:09:53( Edit History Discussion )

Mario Diaz-Balart: cuba. the cuban black spring in 2003 where 75 human rights activists, independent journalists, librarians, economists and other peaceful pro-democracy activist and leaders were jailed for expressingheir desire for democracy and democratic change in cuba. all of them were sentenced to

Mario Diaz-Balart

1:09:54 to 1:10:15( Edit History Discussion )

Mario Diaz-Balart: up to 25 years in prison in the worst possible conditions and the worst possible prisons. now, that was just one of or some of the thousands of heroes who are standing up for freedom in the enslaved island of cuba. the majority of this congress for many, many years has always stood with the cuban people,

Mario Diaz-Balart

1:10:16 to 1:10:37( Edit History Discussion )

Mario Diaz-Balart: has stood in solidarity with the cuban people and their struggle for that freedom which is inevitable but that has cost so dearly for so long. i have a lot to talk about on this issue, madam speaker, but before i proceed, i frankly just deeply honored to be able to yield time to an individual

Mario Diaz-Balart

1:10:38 to 1:10:58( Edit History Discussion )

Mario Diaz-Balart: who has been a leader in this congress for issues of freedom, a leader in this congress who has always been speaking out for theppressed wherever they may be but who is so well-known by the dissidents, by the opposition leaders, by the

Mario Diaz-Balart

1:10:59 to 1:11:00( Edit History Discussion )

Mario Diaz-Balart: pro-democracy leaders in cuba

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