WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Senator Rick Scott released the statement below following his second trip as U.S. Senator to Latin America to promote freedom in Venezuela. During his speech at the Concordia Summit, Senator Scott said that those supporting Maduro are “co-conspirators” in his genocide.

Senator Rick Scott said, “Juan Guaido is the legitimate President of Venezuela, and I’m thankful for the numerous European nations that have recognized his leadership. However, these are the same European countries that continue to support and do business with the Cuban regime – the most powerful force propping up Maduro as he starves and kills his own people in Venezuela.

“Chavez and Maduro kept the Cuban regime afloat for decades, and now Cuban operators are keeping the Maduro regime in power. It is time for the international community to recognize that these problems are one and the same. Claiming to support freedom for Venezuela while also supporting Cuba is the height of hypocrisy. I’m calling on these nations to end the hypocrisy and cut off ties with Cuba. As we unite against dictators throughout the world, it is time for all countries to come to the table and act responsibly. I look forward to visiting Europe next month, where I hope to get an update on how the EU plans to support those fighting for freedom.”

The following European nations have declared support for Juan Guaido, yet continue to strengthen their relationship with the Cuban regime:

  • UK
  • Germany
  • France
  • Spain
  • Austria
  • Croatia
  • Czech Republic
  • Denmark
  • Estonia
  • Finland
  • Latvia
  • Lithuania
  • Luxembourg
  • Netherlands
  • Poland
  • Portugal
  • Sweden