November 17, 2010, 8:30 AM - 2:30 PM - Washington, D.C. Area
November 17, 2010 – US Capitol Visitors Center
Are democracy and human rights in danger under the "21st Century Socialism" of Venezuela, Ecuador, and Bolivia?
Does the ALBA Alliance of Cuba, Venezuela, Bolivia, Ecuador and Nicaragua constitute a threat to U.S. interests and inter American security?
Is current U.S. policy toward the region equipped to respond to the erosion of democracy and the pernicious influence of such hostile actors as Iran, foreign and domestic terrorist groups, and narcotics traffickers?
Four key U.S. Members of Congress and two panels of U.S. and Latin American experts will examine these and othersalient issues. Partial list of panelists:
1st Panel 9:30 – 11:30 am
Rule of Law, Human Rights and Democracy
Dr. Alejandro Aguirre – President, Inter-American Press Association (Invited)
Marcial Fabricano – Bolivian indigenous leader
Dr. Xavier Castro – Ecuadorean constitutional lawyer
Dr. Enrique Herreria – Ecuadorean congressman
Luis Nuñez – President, Civic Committee of Santa Cruz, Bolivia
Guillermo Zuloaga – President, (Exiled) Globovision Television, Venezuela
Javier El-Hage – The Human Rights Foundation
José Cárdenas – Former Acting Assistant Administrator for Latin America, USAID. Former U.S. National Security Council
2nd Panel 11:30 – 1:30 pm
Terrorism, Radical Islam and Narco-trafficking
Amb. Jaime Daremblum – Hudson Institute, Former Costa Rican Ambassador to the US
Joseph Humire – Atlas Economic Research Foundation
Jon Perdue – The Fund for American Studies
John Walters – Hudson Institute, former Director, White House Office of Drug Control Policy
Victor Hugo Velazco – Bolivian indigenous leader
Amb. Roger Noriega – Former Assistant Secretary of State for the Western Hemisphere. Former US Ambassador to the OAS
Joel Hirst – Council on Foreign Relations
Amb. Otto J. Reich – Former Assistant Secretary of State for the Western Hemisphere. Former Presidential Envoy for the Western Hemisphere
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