Latin America

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Mexico Embarks on an Anti-Hunger Program

By VLADISLAV CHERNIY, Institute for Cultural Diplomacy “Hunger, for many, is perhaps an ignored truth. There are those who do not know about it. Others, perhaps, do not accept it and some do not even dare to mention it.” Enrique Peña Nieto, President of Mexico World hunger refers to the second definition, aggregated to the … Continue reading

The Responsibility to Protect Doctrine (R2P) and the Global Civil Society

By VLADISLAV CHERNIY, The Institute for Cultural Diplomacy On the 27 May, 2013, with the occasion of International Symposium on Human Rights, organised by Institute for Cultural Diplomacy, Javier El-Hage who is a Bolivian attorney and constitutional law professor, delivered speech on the issue of “The Responsibility to Protect Doctrine (R2P), and the Global Civil Society“. The … Continue reading

Successful Socio-Environmental Processes Protecting Urban Ecosystems Facing Climate Change

By VLADISLAV CHERNIY, The Institute for Cultural Diplomacy Natural Planet Foundation is non-governmental organisation from Colombia that attempts to protect the environment through special programs and projects that aimed at educational institutions, government agencies, promote rational use of natural resources, species in danger of extinction as well as preserve the quality of life. “NPF does educational … Continue reading

Overcoming Structural Barriers to Growth with Equity in Small Developing Countries – Perspectives from Belize

“Many of us were taught in school during the Middle Ages that there was little or no economic improvement over some eight centuries. Then came the industrial revolution, when it comes consistently advanced aid that was extraordinary by any former historical standard. We were then told to draw the conclusion that technical advance was the … Continue reading

Mercosur Faces Shallow Perspectives

By Caio Bertazzoli, Institute for Cultural Diplomacy. The latest news are not good for Mercosur, especially for the Brazil-Argentina relations. The Argentine government has decided to nationalize, with no right to restitution, two railway lines controlled by Brazilian company “ALL”. This adds yet another obstacle to the complicate relations between the two main actors of … Continue reading

La Presidenta Rousseff de Brazil, entre la lista de las mujeres mas influyentes del mundo.

By Maria Teresita Ordaz Apolinar Una alemana y una latinoamericana figuran en los primeros puestos de la lista de las 100 mujeres mas influyentes del mundo,  según la revista norteamericana Forbes. Dilma Rouseff, a sus 65 años, sube un escaño ubicándose como la segunda mujer mas poderosa en la actualidad, gracias a su gestión de … Continue reading

Passihno: dancing with the hope of a better future.

By Maria Teresita Ordaz Apolinar A new kind of dance that was born in Rio de Janeiro’s favelas in 2007, is making quite a stir in the world of dance and specially spreading across poorest communities in Brazil. The reason? In places were violence reigns, the economic resources are limited and drug dealers control most … Continue reading

A model of Cultural Diplomacy through music: El Sistema.

By Maria Teresita Ordaz Apolinar Conceived as a model that seeks to incorporate children and underprivileged youth in the musical world, El Sistema has today worldwide recognition thanks to its achievements in promoting social change by providing opportunities for those without family or economic support to start a musical career. In the words of its … Continue reading

Youth and Unemployment in Latin America

By Maria Teresita Ordaz Apolinar The Economic Commission for Latin America (ECLAC) established in 1948 with the aim of contributing to the economic development of the region and coordinate actions to its promotion, presented in a report published in 2000 (“Youth, Population and Development in Latin America and the Caribbean”) the main challenges and opportunities … Continue reading

Cultural Diplomacy in practice: Pictorial exhibition and Bolivian Film Festival

By Teresa Palomar, Institute for Cultural Diplomacy. The cultural exchange through the arts is a fundamental piece to build the identity of a country or Nation Branding, it is a way in which states present their culture internationally and use it to build and maintain valuable relationships. An excellent example of this is the pictorial … Continue reading

The London Art as Cultural Diplomacy Conference 2013

“Contemporary International Dialogue: Art-based Developments and Culture Shared between Nations”August 21st, 2013

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