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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).
December 4, 2008
The Alberto Marten Prize for Social Entrepreneurship honors the non profit organizations that combine ideas and action. Social entrepreneurship spirit, means the solutions develped by citizens who in a voluntary and private way give answers to social problems. This prize bears the name of economist Alberto Marten Chavarria for being the founder of solidarity movement in Costa Rica on 1947.
November 12, 2008
CADAL signed an agreement with Cooperativa de Radios del Interior (CORI) of Uruguay, accepting that member radio stations include the weekly radio show "Apertura Latinoamericana" by CADAL Buenos Aires.