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Cardoso, Foxley to discuss challenges to democracy in Latin America

Fernando Henrique Cardoso, Brazil’s former president, and Alejandro Foxley, Chile’s former foreign affairs minister, will speak tomorrow about the challenges to democracy and development in Latin America.  The event will take place at the headquarters of the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) in Washington D.C. on April 7th.

International experts such as Albert Fishlow, professor of international and public affairs at Columbia University in New York, and Mauricio Cárdenas, senior fellow and director of the Latin American Initiative at the Brookings Institution, will also be panelists at the seminar, which begins at 9 am.

The event will launch the book A Medio Camin Nuevos Desafíios de la Democracia y del Desarollo en América Latina, edited by Cardoso and Foxley. The Fernando Henrique Cardoso Foundation of Brazil and Corporación de Estudios para Latinoamérica (CIEPLAN) of Chile managed a team of researchers that prepared the book. The IDB, the United Nations Development Programme and the Spanish Agency for International Cooperation and Development financed the research project.


WHAT:           Seminar on New Challenges to Democracy and Development in Latin America

WHEN:           April 7th from 9 a.m. to1:15 p.m.

WHERE:         Inter-American Development Bank
                      Enrique V. Iglesias Auditorium
                      1330 New York Avenue, NW
                      Washington, DC 20577

Seminar is open to the media. For press registration please contact

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