MIAMI–(HISPANIC PR WIRE – BUSINESS WIRE)–June 14, 2002–Charles Patrick Garcia, a highly decorated military officer who has worked for three presidential administrations, including the present Bush Administration addressing educational matters, offered his unique insights on the India/Pakistani conflict on Telemundo, one of the world’s most watched Spanish language television news networks, on Wednesday, June 12th, during an interview in Telemundo’s studios in Miami.
Shortly after the Anthrax attacks, Garcia made numerous appearances on both English and Spanish-language television as an observer, commentator and analyst. During this recent two-segment, ten minute appearance on Wednesday’s “De Mananita,” Garcia was interviewed by Marian de la Fuente, a former war correspondent, where he provided an overview of the continuing India/Pakistani conflict to Telemundo’s worldwide Hispanic audience illuminating the crisis in Kashmir.
According to Garcia, India clearly sees the current climate after the Sept. 11 attacks in the United States, as a chance to use American leverage to end once and for all the 12 years of terrorism by Islamic militants in Kashmir.
To put the scale of the continuing conflict into perspective, Garcia pointed out that thus far there have been 30,000 people killed by terrorists trained in over 12 guerilla camps in Pakistan. “Imagine,” says Garcia, “if Canada supported and maintained a dozen terrorist camps right across the border, and instead of the 3,000 people killed in the world trade center, it was 10 times that number killed over a ten year period – now we know how India feels?”
Identified as one of the “100 most influential Hispanics in the United States,” Mr. Garcia is an active member of the Hispanic community. Hispanic Today magazine featured him in a cover story “Committing to Hispanic America” and Univision television selected Mr. Garcia for their series “Orgullo Hispano” that spotlights Hispanics who have made “an exceptional impact on the culture and life of American society.” From 1986 – 1988, General John R. Galvin, the Commander of the U.S. Southern Command in the Republic of Panama, who later became NATO Supreme Allied Commander, chose Garcia as one of his key advisors on terrorism and guerrilla warfare in Latin America. Garcia received numerous awards for his work in helping to shape U.S. policy in Latin America, including the Defense Meritorious Service Medal, one of the highest peacetime awards given to a member in the U.S. Armed Forces.
In 1987, Garcia became one of the nation’s leading experts on Fidel Castro’s efforts to destabilize Latin America. Some of his analysis was “declassified” and published in May 1987 as a cover story by U.S. News and World Report magazine titled “Drugs, Terror and Politics: The Deadly New Alliance.”
In 1984, Garcia published a groundbreaking analysis of China’s air defense capabilities earning him the prestigious Strategic Air Command’s Hawkeye Intelligence Award.
Following the Anthrax bio-terrorism attacks on the United States, Garcia, whose firm has carved out a successful niche providing financial research in the healthcare and biotech industry, was called upon by the national news media to provide insights into the war on terror. His national call-to-action to form a “Global Defense Initiative” to fight terrorism and biological warfare was sought by CNN/Crossfire, FOX News, CBS, CNN News, Telemundo, Univision and CNN en Espanol, where he made frequent appearances discussing “insightful solutions” to the challenges faced by the nation. In addition he also spent an hour as the lead guest on the “Cristina Show” the world’s most watched Spanish-language talk show.
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