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August 28, 2012
In the framework of the Project Medioslatinos and the Konrad Adenauer Stifting's “Media and Democracy in Latin America” program, the Center for Opening and Development of Latin America (CADAL) and the Austral University's School of Communication agreed to keep track of current events to analyze the professional relationship between journalists and politicians in the region.
June 25, 2012
The second edition of the Latin American Symposium on Non-Traditional Gas, which will take place from September 3rd-5th in Buenos Aires, receives institutional support from the Center for the Opening and Development of Latin America (CADAL), and is sponsored by IBC with additional support from Acigra, APPMA, Interame, CADAL, and CBHE. More information is available on their website, www.gasnoconvencional.com
May 7, 2012
The information portal Análisis Latino, produced by CADAL, is dedicated to political, economic, social and cultural trends in Argentina and the region. Análisis Latino includes articles, interviews, book reviews and journalist Fernando Laborda’s podcast of contemporary Argentine politics. Click here to subscribe to Análisis Latino’s free weekly newsletter.
February 13, 2012
With a total of 20 classes, the program is intended to students and recent graduates up to 25 years old with the aim of analyzing different aspects of the opening and development of Argentina and Latin America, specially those referred to the quality of democracy, economics and institutions, human rights and economic and sector policies. The program will take place from April 25 till October 3 - with a recess in July - during wednesdays afternoon at CADAL's headquarters, and offers attendants an attractive place for exchange with professors and students from other universities.
November 30, 2011
March 10, 2011
The Detailed Memory of the state of the Nation of Argentina is a document of 500 pages and the most relevant publication where the ministries and secretaries dependent of the Executive Branch account for their actions. The Memory is sent by the Executive Branch to the Congress on March 1, each year in coincidence witht he opening sessions of both chambers.
September 30, 2010
Plataforma Democrática informs that it is already available, and free to access, the colection of articles on Geopolitical Change and the future of Democracy in Latin America: plataformademocratica.org
August 13, 2010
Emilio Mignone heroically fought together with few people against the Argentine military dictatorship (1976-1983), while the Cuban regime helped dictator Jorge Rafael Videa to block the resolution condemning Argentina in Geneva for human rights violation. This is why, what better way to make a homage to Mignone than to award someone who is currently facing in a peacefull and brave manner a totalitarian regime that is still in power since more than half a century and which government was a known accomplice of the Argentine military dictatorship.
August 3, 2010
The initiative arosed after the recent announcement of the release of political prisoners in Cuba and for considering this fact as an opportunity to ask again the government of that country "to give way to the guarantees of a democratic system and open the flows of expression of its people". In that sense, the Declaration states that a first step would be "that the Cuban government recognize the right to freedom of association and expression in its country, erasing the legal dispositions that restrict and oppress the excercise of those fundamental rights".
July 26, 2010
The persistent fall of Argentine exports has its origin in the duality of conception set by the economic model in function: high dollar or protection of "Argentine's table" or, from another point of view, exportation or consumption.
July 19, 2010
More than 1900 entries and candidates were submitted for 8 categories of awards. The jury members highly appreciated the quality of award entries and candidates. The prestigious Titus Brandsma Award will be conferred upon Professor Canzalez at the UCIP World Congress to be held at Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso from 12 to 19 September 2010. Andrés Cañizalez is journalist and university professor in Venezuela. He is member of the Academic Council of CADAL, and participated in different events in Buenos Aires and Montevideo.
July 1st, 2010
As of July 1, the new office of CADAL in Buenos Aires is at Reconquista 1056 piso 11 B, two blocks away from train and metro stop Retiro. Also, since June 1, CADAL has a new office in Montevideo, Uruguay. The office is at Yaguarón 1407 piso 4º, in the Edificio de los Profesionales, a block away from the tradition Avenue 18 de Julio.
June 7, 2010
The head of the Center for the Opening and Development of Latin America (CADAL), Gabriel Salvia, claimed to the foreign ministers gathered in Lima also to lift the "implict suspension that the majority of the Hemispheric states hold towards the human rights supporters in Cuba and thus comply with article 1 of the Inter-American Democratic Charter.
May 10, 2010
In its first edition, Red Puente Democratico Latinoamericano appointed its member institute in Chile, Corporación Justicia y Democracia, to form a jury to give this award. In this sense, the jury formed by Patricio Aylwin, Soledad Alvear, Lourdes Flores and Patricio Walker decided to give the 2010 Award to Democratic Opening in Cuba to "Varela Project".
April 28, 2010
The Permanent Council of the Organization of American States (OAS) aproved approved in its session of April 28, 2010, the request by the Center for the Opening and Development of Latin America (CADAL) of becoming a registered civil society organization before OAS, following the rules adopted by resolution CP/RES 759 for that purpose.
April 16, 2010
In the search of reaching a bigger audience and adding new channels of communication and promotion, the Center for the Opening and Development of Latin America (CADAL) launched its Facebook page, the biggest social network in the world. http://www.facebook.com/cadal.org
December 21, 2009
The claim to the Foreign Departments of different Latin American countries carries the signature of the representatives of the civil societies organizations before the Red Puente Democratico Latino Cuba: Carlos Bascuñán, Corporación Justicia y Democracia – Chile; Héctor Leis, Instituto Millenium – Brazil; Lázaro Ramírez, Unión Colombiana de Jóvenes Demócratas (UCJD) – Colombia; César Ricaurte, Fundación Andina para la Observación y Estudio de Medios (Fundamedios) – Ecuador; Gabriel Salvia, Centro para la Apertura y el Desarrollo de América Latina (CADAL) - Argentina/Uruguay; Heinz Sonntag, Observatorio Hannah Arendt – Venezuela; Eduardo Ulibarri Bilbao, Instituto de Prensa y Libertad de Expresión (IPLEX) - Costa Rica; y Jorge Villena, Instituto Peruano de Economía Social de Mercado (IPESM) – Peru.
December 16, 2009
November 13, 2009
Representative officer from Poland, Germany, Slovenia, Slovakia, Czech Republic and Romania remembered the 20th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall during the Foro Latino Global 2009, in a panel on "Democratic governance, institutional quality and economic performance in Central and Eastern Europe". At his time, Ricardo López Göttig, Director of the Academic Council of CADAL; writer Marcos Aguinis; Congressman and former Prime Minister of Peru, Jorge Del Castillo; and Christopher Sabatini, Editor-in-Chief, Americas Quarterly - Senior Director of Policy Americas Society/Council of the Americas, referred to “Latin America 20 years after the fall of the Berlin Wall”.
November 2, 2009
Undoubtedly, the initiative of Representative Abrevaya is very laudable, since Robert Cox was an emblematic figure denouncing the abuses during the last Argentine military dictatorship and besides he represents a great example of intellectual honesty in the defense of Human Rights. It would be a good thing if Human Rights referrents in Argentina followed Bob Cox's example.
October 23, 2009
The participants to the conference received a copy of the last number of Perspectiva Magazine, dedicated to “Alternative energies”. This new issue of Perspectiva highlights the importance of hidrocarbons and the development of cleaner energy sources.
September 2, 2009
Fifty social personalities from Latin America have just subscribe the Declaration in Support of Freedom of Association and Speech in Cuba, taking into account that “the recent decision of OAS to leave without effect the suspension of Cuba is a chance to ask the government of that country to give way to the guaranties of a democratic system and open the channels of expression of its people”. The signatures of the Declaration are headed by Patricio Aylwin, former President of Chile and Chairman of Corporación Justicia y Democracia.
August 24, 2009
July 8, 2009
The Center for the Opening and Development of Latin America (CADAL) announces the launch of the website for Uruguay Office www.cadal.org.uy where one can find the activities organized in that country: Latin American Forum (event dedicated to the analysis of current political and economic issues in Uruguay and Latin America); Perspectiva Magazine (Representation in Uruguay of Perspectiva: Revista de Política, Economía y Sociedad de América Latina); and Criminal Law and Jail Reform (diffusion of the need to reform the criminal and jail system in Uruguay, and the search for consensus in the legislative power).
June 28, 2009
Dated on June 26, but delivered on Monday, June 28 at 7:30 pm, the Social Security Federal Administration (ANSES) answered CADAL's request on the bonds share of that entity. The request was done according to the access to public information law.
June 26, 2009
Adrián Lucardi, Associated Researcher of CADAL, presented a letter before Anti-Corruption Office (OA) denouncing the Federal Administration of Social Security (ANSes) for not complying with decree 1172/03, of access of information, that obliges those agencies under the jurisdiction of the Federal Executive Power to give information to anyone requesting it.
June 26, 2009
The Chairman of CADAL, Gabriel Salvia and Programs Director, Hernán Alberro assisted to the International Seminar “Civil Society and Democratisation in Latin America: A critical balance” organized by Plataforma Democrática, Universidad Nacional de San Martín and Secretaría de Gabinete y Gestión Pública of the Federal Executive Power of Argentina.
May 25, 2009
Invited by the headquarters in Viña del Mar of Universidad Adolfo Ibañez from Chile, Gabriel Salvia, Chairman of CADAL, gave a presentation on "Latin America and the International Promotion of Human Rights". Among the participants were Ricardo Lagos Weber, Vicepresident of Partido Por la Democracia and Senator candidate; Rodrigo Correa, Dean of the Law College; Eugenio Rengifo, Assistant Professor of the School of Government; and Gonzalo Bustamante Kuschel, Professor of the School of Government and member of CADAL's Academic Council.
May 6, 2009
Invited by FUNDACOR, Gabriel Salvia, CADAL's Chairman, gave a presentation on "Political modernization, institutional quality and democratic strengthening" at Ducal hotel in Cordoba city, Argentina. The event was moderated by Jessica Valentini, former Obudsman of Córdoba. During his presentation, Salvia analyzed the party institutional quality 25 years after the return of democracy in Argentina; unique ballot, "small tables" and simoultaneous open primaries; the advancement of legislative elections and testimony candidates; the subversion of the legislative process in Argentina and the current division of waters in Argentine politics.
April 21, 2009
Adrián Lucardi, Associated Researcher at CADAL, presented a request of access to information before the Federal Administration of Social Security (ANSeS). The request refers to the decree 1172/2003 of access to public information, that obligues those entities operating under jurisdiction of the Federal Executive Branch to give information to any person who requires it.
April 15, 2009
Next Sunday, April 19 the Geneva Summit for Human Rights, Tolerance and Democracy will take place. It is a meeting of human rights activists from all over the world, looking to solve the real problems of human rigths in society.
April 7, 2009
The Center for the Opening and Development of Latin America (CADAL) with the support of Instituto Millenium from Brazil published the Portuguese version of 2008 edition of the research report Democracy, Market and Transparency. Instituto Millenium is a think tank of research, diffusion and training on public affairs of government, politics, economics, society and culture, promoting values and principles of a free society.
March 27, 2009
The statement, signed by 188 NGOs, illustrates a deep concern relative to the fact that in some countries resolutions against “defamation of religions” are used as a common tool both to silence and to intimidate human-rights activists, religious dissidents as well as other independent voices.
February 12, 2009
With the support of Plataforma Democrática, a network where CADAL is member, the Latin American Commission on Drugs and Democracy just presented her conclusions. Created by former presidents Fernando Henrique Cardoso (Brazil), César Gavíria (Colombia) and Ernesto Zedillo (Mexico) and formed by 17 independent figures, the Commission has evaluated the limits and undesirable effects of repressive policies of "war against drugs" applied in Latin America.
January 29, 2009
Since on Februrary 5, 2009 the Universal Periodic Review of Cuba will take place at the United Nations Human Rights Council, the Center for the Opening and Development of Latin America (CADAL) addressed the Foreign Ministers of Argentina, Chile and Uruguay, member countries of the Council.
December 19, 2008
The main objective of the Business Council will be to serve as a link between CADAL and the business sector while at the same time feed the organization identifying the most worrying matters of the national realities to submit them to objective analysis and research. In turn this will help to form civic conscience that can then be turned into concrete actions of government, legislators, judges, citizens and businessmen. The new Director of CADAL's Business Council is an associate of Southern Cross and holds an Industrial Engineer degree from Instituto Tecnológico de Buenos Aires (ITBA).