OAS Secretary General and Dr. Leonel Fernández Analyze the Most Pressing Challenges of Latin America and the Caribbean

April 18, 2017

The secretary general of the Organization of American States (OAS), Luis Almagro, and the president of GFDD/Funglode, Leonel Fernández, held a work meeting on Tuesday morning in which they analyzed the most pressing challenges currently facing Latin America and the Caribbean, such as organized crime and citizen insecurity.

During the meeting, held at the Fundación Global Democracia y Desarrollo (Funglode) in Santo Domingo, Almagro and the former president of the Dominican Republic also shared their experiences on the inter-American democratic system and the recent Ecuadorian election, in which Fernández served as head of the OAS’s Electoral Observation Mission, and more generally analyzed different
ways to contribute to the strengthening of institutions in the region.

The meeting, held during a breakfast hosted by Dr. Fernández, lasted more than two hours. Besides Almagro, in attendance were OAS Secretary for Political Affairs, Francisco Guerrero; chief of staff to the Secretary-General, Gonzalo Koncke; former Dominican Republic vice-president, Rafael Alburquerque; former Interior and Police minister under Fernández, Dr. Franklin Almeyda Rancier; and
Funglode’s executive director, Marco Herrera.

With regard to Venezuela, several angles were examined on the political situation in that country.

More information: www.funglode.org