November 2, 2009

Democracy in Latin America forum includes six former heads

On Tuesday, Nov. 3, SAIS will co-host a forum on democracy in Latin America with the former presidents of six countries. The event will take place at the National Press Club in Washington.

The invitation-only breakfast and panel discussion is related to the launch of a report titled “Social Agenda for Democracy in Latin America for the Next 20 Years.”

Speakers and authors will include Alejandro Toledo, former president of Peru, SAIS scholar and president of the Global Center for Development and Democracy; Nicolas Ardito Barletta, former president of Panama; Vinicio Cerezo, former president of Guatemala; Vicente Fox, former president of Mexico; Ricardo Maduro, former president of Honduras; and Carlos Mesa, former president of Bolivia.

The report was produced by 20 former heads of state from Latin America in collaboration with development experts. The authors will present the document to the sitting heads of state participating in the 2009 Ibero-American Summit in Portugal later this year.