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ICYMI: Rubio Joins The Aaron Renn Show

U.S. Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) joined The Aaron Renn Show to discuss Rubio’s Labor Day report on working (and non-working) men. See below for highlights and listen to the full interview here. On protecting American jobs and interests: “We made a series of economic...

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ICYMI: Rubio Debates Coons on China, Environment

U.S. Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) debated Senator Chris Coons (D-DE) on China, global leadership, and environmental policy at an event hosted by the Bipartisan Policy Center’s Senate Project at George Washington University. “We have to shape a future that recognizes...

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Next Week: Rubio Staff Hosts Mobile Office Hours

U.S. Senator Marco Rubio’s (R-FL) office will host in-person and virtual Mobile Office Hours next week to assist constituents with federal casework issues in their respective local communities. These office hours offer constituents who do not live close to one of...

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U.S. Silent as Ortega Assaults Democracy

Jan 11, 2012 | News

n Nicaragua, a determined and autocratic President Daniel Ortega has weakened Nicaraguan institutions to extend his grip on power. He has manipulated elections, corrupted the courts and threatened opposition members with mob violence.

Together, his efforts allowed him to illegally campaign for re-election, steal an election in November and made his inauguration on Tuesday possible. It is deplorable that the Obama administration has callously watched from the sidelines and refused to condemn this assault on democracy and the basic human rights of the Nicaraguan people.

For three years, the Obama administration’s policy toward Latin America as a whole has been defined by complacency and the alienation of our allies. It has been silent and shied away from defending our interests as the region’s tyrants run amok, as Nicaragua shows. And when the United States should unmistakably align itself on the side of freedom and constitutional order, the sdministration has been missing in action as it is doing today in Nicaragua.

This administration needs to fundamentally reconsider its approach to Latin America and outline a plan to steer U.S. policy in the Western Hemisphere towards renewing America’s commitment to promoting the rule of law, democratic values and free markets. It can start with Nicaragua.

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