Tag Archives: Alan García

Peru leads the way against Colonel Gaddafi

25 Feb

Peru's President Alan Garcia

It looks like Peru’s President Alan García could teach the UN Security Council a thing or two. After a week of increasing bloodshed in Libya, as Colonel Gaddafi lives up to his promise of fighting demonstrators down to the last bullet, President García cut diplomatic ties with the country, while the UN Security Council still stands dumb. His was the first nation to do so.

García condemned Gaddafi’s violent tactics of ordering army units and trained militia to attack anti-government protesters and mourners. Earlier this week he said: “Peru expresses its most energetic protest at the repression carried out by the Libyan dictatorship of Muammar Gaddafi against his people, who are demanding democratic reforms to change a government led by the same person for 40 years.” Continue reading

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Juan Diego Flórez at the Royal Festival Hall

20 Jan

Juan Duego Flórez

Juan Diego Flórez, loved by opera amateurs for his looks, and classical music buffs for his exceptionally high tenor voice, is one of the most exciting opera singers around. The Times has described Flórez as “the most thrilling tenor of our age” and “one of the most extraordinary vocal phenomenons of all time”. Continue reading