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June 2th, 2014
Is there socially inclusive development without democracy?
Together with other organizations in the region, CADAL organized an alternative forum to the Assembly of the OAS in Asuncion, Paraguay, with speakers from Paraguay, Bolivia, Cuba and Venezuela. The meeting took place in a downtown hotel and following topics were discussed: “Deficit of democracy in Latin America. Which is the role of the OAS?”; “Youth people demand democracy and development for Cuba and Venezuela” and “The Inter American system in protection of the Human Rights”.

May 30th, 2014
Current problems of Cuban society and the repression of dissident activities
With the participation of three democracy activists from Cuba, the writer Frank Correa, the lawyer Veizant Boloy González and the psychologist Kirenia Yalit Núñez Pérez, a conference on the current situation in Cuba and the peaceful work of the civic movement on the island was held in CADAL’s office. The meeting started with the presentation of the 5th edition of Diálogo Latino Cubano which is dedicated to the “Memoirs of the Alternative Forum to the CELAC Summit in Havana”, by Gabriel Salvia.

May 29th, 2014
Anti-Semitic Argentinian authors and their cultural and political influence
In the third class of the seminar “History of Anti- Semitism”, historian Ricardo López Göttig analyzed the authors Julio Meinvielle, Hugo Wast y Walter Beveraggi Allende.

May 15th, 2014
Theories of the Jewish world conspiracy
About the topic of the second class of the seminar «History of the anti- Semitism» there is a publication available by Dr. López Göttig. You can access the publication by clicking here

May 5th, 2014
Zoé Valdés: Literature and Politics
Zoé Valdés, writer, filmmaker, painter, journalist and editor, gave a presentation on the strong nexus between literature and politics, its role in the democratization process and the current situation and possible future scenarios in Cuba.

April 24th, 2014
Anti-Semitism: Beginning of informative briefings at universities
As part of the project ''Combating Anti-Semitism and Promotion of Religious Tolerance in South America,'' that Puente Democratico Program of CADAL implements with support from the Pan-American Development Foundation (PADF), the first briefing was given in universities of Argentina on “Origin, myths and influences of anti-Semitism in the world."

April 24th, 2014
Anti-Semitism in the European modernity
Under the topic “History of the anti-Semitism” the first class about “Anti-Semitism in the European modernity” was held. The seminar aims to further explore the kinds of stereotypes and myths which characterize a particular hatred as anti- Semitism and investigate why these lies still remain despite the efforts to combat them.

December 18th, 2013
Tribute to Václav Havel
At the second anniversary of the death of Václav Havel, Instituto Vaclav Havel from CADAL’s Puente Democratico Program organized at Centro Cultural Recoleta a tribute to former Czech President projecting the documentary “The power of the powerless”, about the inspiring story of Velvet Revolution of 1989.

November 9th, 2013
Good Bye Lenin Program
Coinciding with the 24 years of the fall of the Berlin Wall, at the University of CEMA, the Institute Václav Havel organized a new edition of the program Good Bye Lenin. On this occasion, it was offered three classes conducted by the historian Ricardo López Göttig: the construction of socialism in Europe, Soviet expansion in the post-war period and the collapse of the real socialism; and finally the Professor Fernando Ruiz analysed the communication of dissent in dictatorships.

October 4th, 2013
Venezuela, a neo-dictatorship with democratic facade?
With the participation of María Corina Machado (Independent Deputy, Miranda), Freddy Guevara (Member of Metropolitan Chamber of Caracas), Tomás Guanipa (Deputy Primero Justicia, Zulia), and Leomagno Flores (Deputy Acción Democrática, Tachira) as guest speakers, CADAL organized a conference at its headquarters to analyze the political situation of Venezuela.

September 20th, 2013
Presentation of Diálogo Latino Cubano
With the participation of historian and political scientist Fernando Pedrosa and the Literature Teacher Rubén Chababo, two of the authors who collaborated in the edition number 2 of Diálogo Latino Cubano, the publication was presented in the headquarters of CADAL. The meeting started with a message in video from Manuel Cuesta Morua, historian, political scientist and essayist, spokesman of Partido Arco Progresista de Cuba (social democrat, he participates as invited figure of the Socialist International) and coordinator of Concertación Nuevo País. He has written several essays and handouts, which are published in many Cuban and foreign magazines, besides of participating in national and international events.

August 23th, 2013
International Day in remembrance of the Victims of Totalitarianism
With the participation of political scientist Claudio Fantini, historian Ricardo López Göttig and journalist Daniel Muchnik, the Institute Vaclav Havel of CADAL organized at the Universidad del CEMA the Conference on the International Day in Remembrance of the Victims of Totalitarianism. This activity was sponsored by Club Político Argentino, Obvervatorio Hannah Arendt and the Czech Humanitarian Organization People in Need.

July 22th, 2013
Tribute to Oswaldo Payá Sardiñas
To remember the first anniversary of the death of Oswaldo Payá Sardiñas, promoter of the Varela Project in Cuba and recipient of the Sajarov Award to Human Rights by the European Parliament, the Institute Václav Havel of CADAL, organized in the Legislature of the City of Buenos Aires a conference to honor him. The activity was sponsored by the Institute Lech Walesa (Poland), People in Need (Czech Republic), Christian Democrat International Center (Sweden), Konrad Adenauer Stiftung (Germany) and Latin American Network for Democracy in Cuba.

June 25th, 2013
The book: «Diplomacy and Human Rights in Cuba» was presented in Montevideo
The presentation took place at the auditorium of Seminario Búsqueda, it was led by Gabriel A. Salvia, compiler of the book, and it included comments by journalist Tomás Linn and political scientist Romeo Pérez Antón.

January 24th, 2013
International Relations and Human Rights: The European and Latin American vision
On occasion of the next VII Latin American and the Caribbean – European Union Summit that will take place in the city of Santiago de Chile on January 26 and 27, 2013 where 60 heads of state will be gathered, the Program Puente Democratico of the Center for the Opening and Development of Latin America (CADAL) offered a space where to identify the different approaches and levels of priority given to the agenda of international promotion and defense of human rights in foreign policy and civil society.

December 13th, 2012
Photo Gallery «Citizen Havel»
On the occasion of the first anniversary of the death of Czech president, poet, essayist and play writer, Vaclav Havel Institute organized the photo gallery "Citizen Havel". The itinerary of the sample is presented in the headquarters of the Embassy of the Czech Republic in Buenos Aires, under the curatorship of Professor Gabriel Palumbo, as a photo essay that runs through various stages of the life of Vaclav Havel.

October 5th, 2012
Václav Havel Institute launched
With the participation of Petr Kopriva, Ambassador of Czech Republic in Argentina, the Center for the Opening and Development of Latin America (CADAL) presented the Vaclav Havel Institute for international democratic solidarity at Centro Cultural Recoleta. On the birthday of Vaclav Havel the institute of Puente Democratico Program from CADAL that bares his name was launched with the aim of training the youth in the values of democracy, peace and international solidarity in defense of human rights.

June 19th, 2012
Presentation in the European Parliament
The seminar “Diplomacy and Human Rights in Cuba – Is There a Connection?” was held in the headquarters of the European Parliament in Brussels, thanks to the organization of the Swedish Christian Democratic International Center, the Konrad Adenauer Foundation and the Center for the Opening and Development of Latin America (CADAL). The expositors were: Alf Svensson; retired Swedish diplomat Ingemar Cederberg; Frank Priess of the Konrad Adenauer Foundation; and the General Director of CADAL, Gabriel Salvia.

February 22th, 2011
The Swedish Embassy in Chile and CADAL honored Ingemar Cederberg (read it in Spanish)
The opening of the event was in charge of Swedish Ambassador in Chile, Eva Zetterberg, who highlighted the recent words stated by Chancellor Carl Bildt, in his speech before the Swedish Parliament on Foreign Policy for the current year: “The necessity of democratic and economic reforms in Cuba is still huge. The support to democratic forces must be reinforced and the pressure on the regime must be maintained. It is unacceptable that freed political prisoners are sent to exile”.

December 2th, 2010
Ibero American Democratic Forum 2010
The closure of the event was in charge of Eduardo Frei Ruiz Tagle, former President of Chile, and previously the speakers were journalist Claudio Paolillo, jurist Daniel Sabsay, politician and diplomat Ricardo Lafferriere, Dr. Hilda Molina and economist Ricardo López Murphy.

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