The presentation of the "Global Development: Democracy, Markets and Transparency 2011" report was organized by CEDICE Libertad, in Caracas with the participation of Gabriel Salvia, editor of the publication and General Director of CADAL. The comments were in charge of Victor Maldonado, Executive Director of Cámara de Comercio, Industrias y Servicios de Caracas, and Carlos Correa, Executive Director of the NGO Espacio Público. The presentation was moderated by Trino Márquez, Academic Director of CEDICE. The report includes the ranking "Democracy, Markets and Transparency 2011", a cover article by Ambassador of New Zealand in Argentina and Uruguay, Darryl John Dunn; and interview to Fernando Henrique Cardoso, former president of Brazil; and an analysis by journalist Raúl Ferro on the performance of Latin American countries.
Of 173 countries, New Zealand leads once more the global ranking of development "Democracy, Markets and Transparency", followed by Australia. Denmark, in third place, is still the first from European Union that in the last place has Greece. The last position in the global ranking occupied by Turkmenistan.
In Latin America, Chile is still in front of the regional ranking, improving a position in the global rank in comparison to 2010 - place 15 - overcoming Austria. Uruguay is second in the regional ranking and 23rd in the global. Costa Rica keeps on falling in the ranking, loosing this year five places in comparison to 2010, but still keeps the third place in the region followed by Panama. In total, 10 Latin American countries improved their position in the global ranking, one - Peru - mantained its place and 9 fell in the ranking. The most important backdrops were Mexico, Nicaragua and Venezuela.