The mayor of Lima has nixed the president’s plans to hoist in her city a really big statue of Jesus Christ — a statue that looks suspiciously like one in Brazil:
The mayor of the Peru’s capital may have spoiled President Alan Garcia’s plans to erect a huge statue of Jesus similar to Brazil’s iconic Christ the Redeemer on a hill overlooking Lima’s Pacific coastline.
Lima Mayor Susana Villaran says Garcia didn’t ask her before announcing on Friday his intention to have “Christ of the Pacific” put up for a June 29 inauguration. The statue will be 22 meters (72 feet) high and stand atop a 15-meter (49-foot) base.
Villaran has criticized its suitability and lack of originality – it resembles the famed Rio de Janeiro work.