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Office of

Lincoln Diaz-Balart


Total cost of 13 office trips: $44,932.59


Trips by Lincoln Diaz-Balart
Total cost of congressperson's 6 trips: $24,892.59

Destination:
Sponsor: JUNTA PATRATICA CUBANA REGIONAL NEW JERSEY, ZONA SUR (ELIZABETH)
Purpose: TO SPEAK AT THE ANNUAL DINNER, KNOWN AS THE CENA MARTIARA, TO COMMEMORATE THE ANNIVERSARY OF THE BIRTHDAY OF JOSE MARTI
Date: Jan 28, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $1,039.25
source

Destination:
Sponsor: Case Western Reserve University
Purpose: GIVING THE COMMENCEMENT ADDRESS AT THE 2001 LAW SCHOOL GRADUATE
Date: May 19, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $3,728.64
source

Destination: TAIWAN
Sponsor: Chinese International Economic Cooperation Association
Purpose: FACT-FINDING & EDUCATIONAL VISIT
Date: Aug 2, 2002 (7 days)
Expense: $4,480.00
source

Destination: NEW YORK-ATHENS-LARNACA (CYPRUS) NEW YORK
Sponsor: Cyprus Federation of America
Purpose: FACT-FINDING TRIP TO CYPRUS FOR ON THE GROUND UPDATES ON THE PROCESS FOR A SOLUTION TO THE CYPRIOT TRAGEDY
Date: Aug 14, 2003 (7 days)
Expense: $5,614.00
source

Destination: LARNACA-CASABLANCA-NEW YORK
Sponsor: United States-Morroco Council on Trade and Investment
Purpose: TO MEET WITH OFFICIALS OF THE UNITED STATES-MOROCCO COUNCIL ON TRADE AND INVESTMENT, AND WITH MOROCCAN GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS
Date: Aug 20, 2003 (1 day)
Expense: $9,716.00
source

Destination: MIAMI, FLORIDA - SAN JUAN, PUERTO RICO - WASHINGTON, DC
Sponsor: CUBANOS UNIDOS EN PUERTO RICO
Purpose: TO RECEIVE FROM THE SENATE OF PUERTO RICO A RESOLUTION IN SUPPORT OF DEMOCRACY IN CUBA AND THE HUMAN RIGHTS MEETING SCHEDULED FOR MAY 20, 2005
Date: May 16, 2005
Expense: $314.70
source


Congressional staff traveling under the office of Lincoln Diaz-Balart

Ana Carbonell
Stephen Cote
Mark Gaspers
Cesar Gonzalez
Elizabeth Humphrey
Jordan Paul



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