|By PR Newswire||
|September 20, 2012 07:54 PM EDT||
LOS ANGELES, Sept. 20, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Sigue Corporation ("Sigue") announced today that it has donated towards the Antonio Aguilar "Bigger than Life" monument in the City of Los Angeles. The statue was dedicated on September 16 across the street from Union Station at Placita Olvera.
Antonio Aguilar was a Mexican actor, singer, producer and screenwriter who became an international figure and was influential in introducing Mexican culture and music to the United States and was known as "El Charro de Mexico".
"It is a privilege and honor to recognize such a great figure in the Mexican community. Antonio Aguilar's movies, music and concerts provided comfort and joy to many immigrant workers who left their families in search of a better life for their loved ones," said Guillermo de la Viña, founder and Chief Executive Officer of Sigue Corporation. "The Antonio Aguilar statue symbolizes both 'home' and tradition for many Mexican immigrants in the United States. We are proud to have our name associated with someone who arrived penniless in the United States and rose to a place of respect and honor, using his God-given talents and abilities," continued Mr. De la Viña.
"His experience personifies the hopes of every immigrant to achieve their dreams. A statue in his honor is an appropriate reminder that hard work, focus and drive can help a person achieve the American Dream," stated Sigue's Chief Executive Officer.
City of Los Angeles councilmember Jose Huizar sponsored the project to erect the statue in honor of Antonio Aguilar.
"I want to extend a heartfelt thanks to Sigue Corporation for their support of the Latino community and recognizing the historic significance of honoring this iconic man and for assisting the City of Los Angeles in turning this dream into a reality," said Los Angeles City Councilmember Jose Huizar.
About Sigue Corporation
Headquartered in Sylmar, California, Sigue is a leading global money transfer company with highly recognized and trusted brands and a reputation for providing excellent and personalized services in approximately 145 countries, on 6 continents, through an extensive and established global network of over 75,000 locations. For additional information about Sigue, visit www.sigue.com.
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