Post Tagged with: "President Alan Garcia"

Humala, Garcia send well-wishes to Chavez

Peruvian President-elect Ollanta Humala sent a message to Venezuelan leader Hugo Chavez Friday after it was revealed the latter has undergone cancer treatment in Cuba for a tumor. “My best wishes and solidarity for President Hugo Chavez, his family, and I will pray for his recovery and quick return to his […]

Garcia inaugurates “Christ of the Pacific”

Garcia inaugurates “Christ of the Pacific”

President Alan Garcia  Wednesday inaugurated a 37-meter statue of Jesus Christ in Lima’s Chorrillos district overlooking the Pacific Ocean, despite criticism from local authorities. During the inauguration, which included a fireworks display and attendance from members of Garcia’s governing Aprista party as well as Cardinal Juan Luis Cipriani and other […]

Cristo del Pacifico draws criticism from several fronts

Cristo del Pacifico draws criticism from several fronts

A 37-meter tall statute of Jesus Christ that President Alan Garcia is planning to perch on Lima’s seafront to overlook the Pacific Ocean is drawing criticism from municipal authorities as well as citizens. The “Cristo del Pacifico” – a replica of Christ the Redeemer in Rio de Janeiro – is […]

Garcia: Beatified pope’s first miracle is ridding world of Bin Laden

The death of Osama bin Laden over the weekend should be seen as Pope John Paul II’s first miracle, Peruvian President Alan Garcia said Monday. The pope died six years ago, in April 2005, and this past Sunday, May 1, he was beatified, the third of four steps to be declared […]