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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.