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Moreno, Iglesias to participate in awards ceremony for Juscelino Kubitschek prize

The Inter-American Development Bank will hold an awards ceremony for the Juscelino Kubitschek Prize on November 30, in Estoril, Portugal, during the Ibero-American Summit. The prize recognizes the efforts of regional institutions to promote economic and social development in Latin America and the Caribbean.

Portuguese foreign minister Luís Filipe Marques Amado, IDB president Luis Alberto Moreno, Ibero-American Secretariat secretary general Enrique V. Iglesias, and other authorities will participate in the ceremony, at which three institutions will receive the award.

Microfinance organization ACCION Internacional will receive the economics and finance prize, while Federación Internacional Fe y Alegría and Brazil’s Associação Vaga Lume will receive the social, cultural and science prize.




November 30, 2009 - 6:00 p.m.


Press Room,  Hotel Cascais Miragem, Av. Marginal No. 8554, Estoril, Portugal


Luís Filipe Marques Amado, Foreign Affairs Minister of Portugal

Luis Alberto Moreno, President of the IDB

Enrique V. Iglesias, Secretary General of Ibero-American Secretariat

Profile of the winners:

ACCION Internacional (Latin America and the Caribbean) is a not-for-profit organization active in 16 countries throughout the region. Its mission is to provide financial tools to people who want to start their own businesses. This institution offers microloans, business training and other financial services.

Fe y Alegría (Latin America and the Caribbean) runs education and social advancement programs and activities in 15 countries throughout the region, focusing on formal, alternative and informal education, as well as part-time and distance learning through its radio programs. Fe y Alegría also trains teachers and creates services that promote social and community development.

Associação Vaga Lume (Brazil) is a not-for-profit organization that promotes cultural and educational development in rural communities in the Amazon, encouraging exchange of knowledge between people who live in the Amazon and those who live in other regions of Brazil.