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John Leguizamo named Colombia’s cinema ambassador

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Colombia’s President Juan Manuel Santos designated fast-talking actor John Leguizamo on Wednesday as Colombia’s ambassador to the world of cinema.

“He was named ambassador of Colombia for all the directors and great actors in the world!” affirmed Santos in a press address with Leguizamo, whom he had met with previously at the presidential palace.

“I want to thank you very much, with all of my heart, in the name of all Colombians, for your presence and this offer to become our ambassador to Hollywood, to all of the great international studios, because this not only helps our image, it shows who we really are, it breaks a series of negative perceptions that over many years have accumulated in the mind of many people,” announced the Colombian head of state to Leguizamo, with great pride.

Santos expressed that Leguizamo is the most successful Colombian actor in Hollywood and that he would be returning to Colombia for future collaboration because he had seen the potential it holds for film and theater productions.

“John has captured the Colombian talent for acting… and this happily coincides with the project that we are going to present before the Congress of the Republic to promote the cinema industry, to promote exactly what John wants to do for our country,” concluded the president.

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