WASHINGTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Today April 19, with the occasion of the beginning of the independence of Venezuela, the United States Congress will be recognizing a group of Venezuelans for lifetime achievements that have made significant contributions to the development of this nation. The honorees include historian and writer Alexis Ortiz, Orchestra Director Eduardo Marturet, scientist Joseph Sparza, the big leaguer Omar Vizquel, entrepreneurs Hilda Ochoa Brillembourg, David Osio and Adriana Cisneros, as well as doctors Leonardo Henriquez and Jesus Gomez, among others.
The event will take place this afternoon in the U.S. House Committee on Foreign Affairs Room and will have the participation of members of the U.S. Congress, under the auspices of the Representatives of the State of Florida. Honorees will receive the Medal of Honor to the Merit of Congress, as well as a certificate of recognition and the flag of the United States.
The Center for Democracy and Development in the Americas through its “Initiative Venezuela” welcomes this important recognition and supports these types of events that confirm once again the importance of Hispanic leaders in the development of both the U.S. and the rest of the region.