Introduction by Attorney Carlos matuk
In 1979, the Board of Directors of Centro Libanes, in Mexico city, asked Mr. Ramis Barquet, a Lebanese Mexican artist, to design a monument that would represent and honor the first Lebanese emigrant of the mid 1800.
He created a beautiful statue, which was placed in the main garden of Centro Libanes during a very touching ceremony….
Shortly after that, other clubs and associations in different states of the Mexican Republic requested copies of the statue, and now you can find them, besides those in the Capital City, in Puebla, Chihuahua, Merida, Coatzacoalcos, Veracruz, and Guadalajara and recently in Saltillo….
In October the fifth 2003,.the City of Beirut, inaugurated a big copy of the EL-Emigrante Libanes….
In Feb 2010, the city of Brisbane, inaugurated a statue, during the celebration of the 140 years of the Lebanese presence in Queensland…..
Read The complete story of the Lebanese Emigrant Statue