Peru's new President Ollanta Humala was sworn in recently in this South American nation., a photo by Pan-African News Wire File Photos on Flickr.
Peruvian President Humala Sworn In
President Ollanta Humala of the Republic of Peru, began his message to the nation by committing himself with all his energy to erasing his country’s exclusion and poverty and affirmed that he is taking up this challenge "with my word and my life."
He made this affirmation before Congress, presidents and friends in attendance, keeping faith with his election and with respect for the state of law, as he stated in his speech on assuming the presidency, swearing on the 1979 Constitution and not that of 1993, passed by the Alberto Fujimori government.
The Cuban delegation, headed by Vice President José Ramón Machado Ventura and Foreign Minister Bruno Rodríguez Parrilla, was present at the inauguration ceremony, together with more than 100 representatives of Latin America countries.
In his speech, President Ollanta Humala also affirmed his promise "to work for a country in which everyone enjoys the same right to a dignified and at the same time, protected life." (SE)
Translated by Granma International
Machado Ventura arrives in Peru to attend Humala inauguration
LIMA— José Ramón Machado Ventura, First Vice President of the Councils of State and Ministers has arrived in Peru leading the Cuban delegation attending the inauguration of President Ollanta Humala. Upon arrival to the Air Force Group 8 terminal adjacent to Jorge Chávez international airport, he was received by Peruvian Minister of the Interior Miguel Hidalgo, who relayed outgoing President Alan García’s greetings.
Machado Ventura emphasized Humala’s electoral victory as an example of the continuing advance of progressive forces in Latin America.
He also indicated that the President-elect has proposed a nationalist program to p`romote greater equity in the distribution of the country’s wealth and that Cuba wishes him success in this effort.
The Cuban additionally delegation includes Foreign Minister Bruno Rodríguez Parrilla; Deputy Foreign Minister Rogelio Sierra; Cuba’s newly designated ambassador to Peru, Juana Martínez González, and Luis Delfín Pérez, the outgoing ambassador. The group is invited to Humala’s inauguration, as well as events commemorating the 190th anniversary of Peru’s independence.