This fall semester we have the priviledge of recieving two very special guests at Cornell University, the headmistress of Central Venezuela University Cecilia García, and comedian Laureano Márquez.

Dates for the event is as follows:
Laureano Márquez and Headmistress Arocha: November 21 - 24, 2014


September 2014

Visit from Rafael Cox Alomar

Friday, March 14, 2014
This afternoon we conducted a participatory forum called "Peace, Not War" on the transition from peace in Colombia. Special thanks to our professors from Cornell, Ernesto Bassi Arévalo and Gustavo Flores-Macías.

During the discussion various issues were covered regarding the transition from peace in Colombia. Between them, they spoke of the link between the FARC and the Cuban revolution of the 50s and 60s, the lack of effectiveness of the processes of dialogue and time as a limiting factor to force dialogue.

December 2013
The Committee on U.S. and Latin American Relations (CUSLAR) launched a special edition of its monthly newsletter, "CUSLAR Newsletter." The newsletter is a summary of the conference and has been written for The American Vision leaders of relevant articles the conference drafted in English and Spanish. You can get the newsletter via www.culsar.org

Friday, September 27 - Saturday, September 28, 2014
Cornell University held the "Democracy and Dictatorship" Conference. The conference was attended by several prominent personalities in the field of Latin American leadership. Two representatives of the Asociación Civil Abuelas de Plaza de Mayo, Estela Barnes de Carlotto (president) and Buscarita Roa, also attended the conference, along with te ambassador of Argentina to the United States in Washington, Cecilia Nahon, and a representative from the Movimento dos Trabalhadores Rurais Sem Terra, Judite Stronzake.

During the second day of the conference, debates were conducted by professors from Cornell University and Ithaca College. The issues discussed included:

I. Experiences in popular education in Latin America

II. Regional models of Latin American integration

III. Representation and participation in Chile: From Allende to the Coalition and the student movement
IV. Models of political education in Latin America

V. Contemporary Politics in Brazil

VI. The political status of Puerto Rico in relation to democracy and national identity

The news agency of Argentina, Telam Republic, published on 4 October an article about our conference. You can read the article here.

Saturday, April 20, 2013
¡El Clásico! O Clásico! La Visión Latinoamerica, together our with the Argentine and Uruguayan friends at Cornell, organized our first big parrandon. The event was well attended, and was a very happy and entertaining night, with its mix of music and people dancing. We want to thank all our partners who helped to make the event a success. We also want to give a very heartfelt thanks to everyone who joined us during the course of the evening. See you next time!

Saturday, Macrh 2, 2013
Movie Night: No. La Visión Latinoamerica sponsored the screening of the film, "No", by Chilean director Pablo Larraín. A discussion on the main issues and the effectiveness of the film to represent the fall of Pinochet in Chile, was held after the viewing.

Thursday, February 28, 2013
La Visión Latinoamericana co-sponsored, along with Por Colombia (student organization), visit by Dr. Antanas Mockus to Cornell University. Manuel Olivares and Antonio J. Henríquez García represented La Visión Latinoamericana on a complimentary lunch with Dr. Antanas Mockus, where we had the opportunity to meet him personally and ask questions related to the development and future of Bogota and Colombia, corruption in Latin America, and Latin American integration.

In the afternoon, Mockus ran a related transformation of civic culture presentation. Here the doctor explained how the laws are respected by the citizens due to different incentives, primarily social (wanting to fit in society), moral (the feeling of responsibility of citizens), and fear (of the consequences of not abiding by the rules). In summary, Mockus emphasized the notion that the effectiveness of the law depends heavily on what your primary incentive is, and expressed the importance of creating awareness in the moral citizen to state standards. Antanas Mockus returned to Bogota on February 29 where he continued to contribute daily in the field of social entrepreneurship.