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Media Advisory: Senator Rubio To Honor Former Political Prisoner Armando Valladares

Aug 26, 2011 | Press Releases

Washington, D.C. – This evening, U.S. Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) will speak at an event honoring Ambassador Armando Valladares as he launches the new edition of his book, Contra Toda Esperanza.  The presentation will be held at the University of Miami’s Casa Bacardi.

Ambassador Valladares is a writer and defender of human rights. He spent 22 years as a political prisoner under Fidel Castro’s regime and has been adopted by Amnesty International as a prisoner of conscience. Ambassador Valladares was appointed by President Ronald Reagan to serve as the United States Ambassador to the United Nations Human Rights Council from 1988-1990.

Thursday, August 25, 2011

6:30 p.m. EDT

Senator Rubio speaks at book launch event for Ambassador Armando Valladares.

Casa Bacardi

1531 Brescia Avenue

Coral Gables, FL