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December 9th, 2009

Alejandro Toledo launches Social Agenda for Democracy in Latin America

CDDRL, FSI Stanford News

Former Peruvian president Alejandro Toledo, the 2007-08 Payne Distinguished Lecturer and visiting scholar at CDDRL, has launched a Social Agenda for Democracy in Latin America for the next twenty years. Read more »



July 31st, 2009

President Alejandro Toledo on restoring trust in democratic institutions in Latin America

CDDRL Op-ed: Miami Herald on July 25, 2009

"We have seen a trend in a number of our Latin American countries for the executive to bypass the legislature and judiciary by calling for popular referenda that seek to constitutionally eradicate term limits. These 'legal' circumventions of the checks and balances of power become an auto-immune-like disease of the democratic system," Alejandro Toledo, former President of Peru and current Visiting Scholar at CDDRL, stated in an op-ed in the Miami Herald. "With unlimited term limits, even a leader who was at first democratically elected can consolidate enough power to manipulate future elections, thereby undermining the original legitimacy of democracy." Read more »



September 22nd, 2008

Former president to develop 20-year social agenda for democracy in Latin America

FSI Stanford, CDDRL News

Dr. Alejandro Toledo, former president of Peru, describes his vision as "democracy that delivers." "My colleagues and I who have taken that challenge of public life as a vocation and life commitment," Toledo says, "cannot but feel concerned about the great challenges faced by our continent where half its population lives between poverty and misery and where inequalities and social exclusion are at their highest." +AUDIO+ Audio transcript available +PPT+ presentation available
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July 2nd, 2008

Video: Toledo discusses poverty in Latin America

CDDRL in the news: Link TV on June 30, 2008

Alejandro Toledo, former president of Peru and FSI Distinguished Visiting Payne Lecturer, discusses poverty in Latin America on Link TV.




May 30th, 2008

In London, Toledo leads geopolitical debate on future of Latin America

CDDRL News

Latin America today is split between those who share former President of Peru Alejandro Toledo's positive outlook and those who think that the '21st century socialism' of Venezuela's Hugo Chavez offers the way forward for the region, despite the fact that Chavez's solutions are heavily dependant on the revenues generated by high oil prices. On May 28 Dr Alejandro Toledo discussed the current state of affairs in Latin America with members of the London-based Henry Jackson Society. Read more »




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