The present report includes a summary of the main activities by the Center for the Opening and Development of Latin America (CADAL) organized during 2007: the events organized in Buenos Aires, Montevideo and Santiago de Chile; Documents and Research Reports published during this period; the articles reproduced in diferent media outlets; and a selection of the most important Institutional News; and finally, some of the comments of the participants in the Seminar “Economic Information”.
Regarding publications, CADAL edited 17 Documents, 9 Research Reports, 1 book and 21 interviews were done, 13 of which were published in a double page of the Sunday suplement El Observador of Perfil newspaper and one of them and the Sunday Suplement Séptimo Día of El Nuevo Herald newspaper. The complete version of the publications is available of the website of CADAL and many of them are also in English. Besides, during 2007 CADAL organized 32 events; 24 in Buenos Aires, 7 in Montevideo and 1 in Santiago de Chile, and 9 training meetings. A total of 77 different speakers took part, in the events and training meeting.
During last year CADAL registered over a hundred media mentions, the most important of which are: CNN en español in two opportunities (United States), Newsweek Magazine (United States), La Nación newspaper (Argentina), El Mercurio newspaper (Chile), SBTV (Brazil), Perfil newspaper (Argentina), El País newspaper (Uruguay), El Nuevo Herald newspaper (United States), Galería magazine (Uruguay), Búsqueda weekly (Uruguay), Channel 13 (Chile), Channel 10 (Uruguay), Ámbito Financiero newspaper (Argentina), Infobae.com (Argentina), El Cronista Comercial newspaper (Argentina), Financiero newspaper (Chile), Qué Pasa magazine (Chile), La Capital newspaper (Rosario, Argentina), La Nación newspaper (Chile), El Territorio newspaper (Misiones, Argentina), El Tiempo newspaper (Venezuela), El País newspaper (Spain), Univision.com (United States), Yahoo! News (United States), La Gaceta newspaper (Tucumán, Argentina), Panactual.com (Panama), El Diario (New York, United States), La Opinión newspaper (Los Angeles, United States) and La Razón newspaper (Bolivia), among others.
Visits to CADAL’s website www.cadal.org were over a million. The most consulted information were: Articles (47.27%), Press (14.61%), Interviews (6.52%), Documents (5.17%), Events (4.70%), Research Reports (2.71%) and Books (1.64%). 1107 new subscribers gave their e-mail in order to receive CADAL’s newsletter on its activities and publications.
The year closed with an excellent piece of news: thanks to its training activities, CADAL was awarded with the third international prize since its foundation. In this case it is Francisco Marroquin Prize for Student Outreach, consistent of a sum of US$ 2,500.
Finally, the thanks from authorities and staff of CADAL to those individuals, foundations, cooperation funds and companies who supported our work during 2007, when the annual revenues were $373,500 Argentine pesos (around US$ 120,000.-). Also, our acknowledgement to those who took part and help in CADAL’s activities during this period, and for their interest in the promotion of political and economic opening in Latin America.
Gabriel C. Salvia