MIAMI, Aug. 15, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- President Alvaro Uribe of Colombia sent a message to a crowd of almost 1,000 gathered for the inauguration of InspireAmerica.org and in honor of Dr. Oscar Elias Biscet, at the Biltmore Hotel, Coral Gables. Also congratulating Dr. Biscet were Senator Marco Rubio, and Representatives, Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, Carlos Curbelo, Lincoln-Diaz Balart, Ambassador Jim Cason, Miami Mayor Tomas Regalado and Hialeah Mayor Carlos Hernandez.
It was the first time President Uribe publicly sent his support for the Cuban Opposition leader. Dr. Biscet is a Nobel Peace Prize candidate and fellow winner of the US Presidential Medal of Freedom, an honor he shares with President Uribe as well as with Vaclav Havel, Lech Walesa, Margaret Thatcher and Ronald Reagan. He has also received the Czech Republic's Plaque of Honor. In 2011, he was honored by Bono at a U2 concert in Miami.
Marcell Felipe, President of Inspire America said, "We couldn't have asked for a better night for the birth of InspireAmerica.org with an icon of democracy in Latin America, as is President Alvaro Uribe, and a Nobel Peace Prize candidate, such as Dr. Oscar Elias Biscet as the guest of honor, we have certainly sent a message that those who fight for democracy in the Americas, stand together." Felipe added, "We are specifically grateful to Senator Rubio, and Representatives Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, Carlos Curbelo, Lincoln-Diaz Balart, and to Ambassador Jim Cason, Miami Mayor Tomas Regalado and Hialeah Mayor Carlos Hernandez."
Videos of Event:
President Alvaro Uribe: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N8mE0G2oyrk
Senator Marco Rubio: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MV-vzW4WF-w
Dr. Oscar Elias Biscet: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8oYssBMykeM
SOURCE Inspire America Foundation