The tour took place from September 10th to 21st and included book presentations in Buenos Aires, Santiago de Chile, Montevideo, and Lima.
On Tuesday, September 11 in Buenos Aires, she presented Oswaldo Payá’s book at CADAL’s headquarters, with comments from Fernando Ruiz and Gabriel Salvia. During her stay in the Argentine capital, Payá was received by Federico Pinedo, Provisional President of the National Senate.
In Santiago de Chile, the book was presented Wednesday, September 12, in the former building of the Congress of the Republic with comments from Gutenberg Martínez, head of the University of Miguel Cervantes, Representative Jaime Bellolio, and Senator Felipe Kast. On Friday the 14th, Payá was received at La Moneda by Cecilia Pérez, General Secretary Minister of Government.
On the International Day of Democracy, celebrated on September 15th in Buenos Aires, Payá participated in a panel moderated by Irene Caballero, Interim Representative of Uruguay. The panel, “The Universal Declaration of Democracy and International Solidarity for the Defense of Human Rights,” also included Norma Morandini, journalist and head of the Center of Human Rights of the National Senate of Argentina; Rodrigo Diamanti, head of the Venezuelan NGO Sin Mordaza; and Gabriel Salvia, General Director of CADAL.
On Tuesday the 18th, the book was presented in Montevideo, with comments from Senator Javier García; Adriana Peña, Mayor of the Lavalleja Department; and Felipe Algorta, councilman of Durazno. The same day, Payá met with Senator Pablo Mieres, Representative Ope Pasquet, and Representative Gloria Rodríguez. On Monday the 17th, Payá was received at the Palacio Legislativo by Jorge Gandini, President of the Uruguayan Chamber of Representatives, as well as by Senator Luis Lacalle Pou.
Payá’s final stop was in Lima, where she presented the book at the hotel Sol de Oro, with comments from academic Francisco Belaunde, former Justice Minister Marisol Pérez Tello, and the representative of the Konrad Adenauer Foundation in Peru, Sebastian Grunberger.
During her tour through the Southern Cone, Payá was interviewed by various newspapers, TV channels, and radio stations.