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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.
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.