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Photos: Rubio Tours The Villages Charter School

U.S. Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) toured The Villages Charter School with Villages Charter School President Dr. Gary Lester. Rubio has long defended and supported school choice in Florida. While at the school, Rubio also met with members of the girl’s flag football...

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Rubio Habla Con Oscar Haza

“La Administración Biden nos ha puesto en una posición sumamente difícil, porque ahora Venezuela, a través de Maduro, está chantajeando a EE.UU.” El senador estadounidense Marco Rubio (R-FL) habló con Oscar Haza en Ahora con Oscar Haza de Zeta 92.3 y Mega TV, sobre el...

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Rubio: U.S. Should Reject Broken U.N. Human Rights Council

Oct 27, 2016 | Press Releases

Miami, FL – U.S. Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) today urged the Obama Administration to withdraw its bid to serve on the United Nations (U.N.) Human Rights Council, in advance of the U.N. General Assembly vote scheduled to occur Friday. Among the countries in the running are China, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Cuba, and Egypt, whose controversial human rights records are antithetical to the mission of the Council.

“That countries such as China, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Cuba and Egypt would even be considered for membership in the United Nations Human Rights Council is a joke,” said Rubio. “Governments that actively persecute people of faith, imprison dissidents, repress free speech and violate other basic human rights have no business leading an international body purportedly committed to ending human rights abuses. If the Human Rights Council wants to maintain any shred of credibility, basic respect for and protection of human rights must be a prerequisite for membership. Until that is the case, the United States should have nothing to do with this broken institution, and I urge the Obama Administration to withdraw its bid for American membership. For human rights violators that are virtually guaranteed membership as part of regional slates, I urge U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Samantha Power to publicly oppose their membership and warn other countries of the consequences in terms of U.S. funding of this and other U.N. agencies.”