Fernando Henrique Cardoso Speaks at XII Lecture of the Americas

March 31, 2006

Fernando Henrique Cardoso, former President of Brazil, was the main speaker at the XII Lecture Series of the Americas, a program of the Organization of American States. Henrique Cardoso stated that the rising of leftist parties in Latin American countries still does not represent a threat to democracy in the region. He argued the importance of governmental institutions to promote
democratic values in each country and to satisfy every citizen’s basic needs.

In the Dominican Republic, the videoconference was transmitted in FUNGLODE’s headquarters in Santo Domingo, March 30, 2006, and was followed by a discussion panel of local experts which included Ronald Dunlop, Brazilian ambassador in the Dominican Republic, and Alejandro Vicini. The panel was moderated by Bertha Santoscoy, OAS Representative in the country.

transmission of this lecture as well as the coordination of the panel is part of the agreement between FUNGLODE/GFDD and the OAS which aims at promoting and supporting the OAS Lecture of the Americas in the Dominican Republic.