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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 »



May 18th, 2008

Alejandro Toledo delivers third Payne lecture with call to action

In the third of three Payne Distinguished lectures under the heading of "Can the Poor Afford Democracy? A Presidential Perspective" former president of Peru Alejandro Toledo announced he was moving from theory and analysis to action, and planned to devote the rest of his life to ending poverty and social exclusion in Latin America. Twelve former presidents from Latin America have joined Toledo to develop a social agenda for democracy for the next 20 years and construct a matrix of key indicators to measure progress toward concrete goals. +AUDIO+ Audio transcript available +PPT+ presentation available
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March 19th, 2008

Former President of Mexico sees positive economic, social growth for Latin America

CDDRL, FSI Stanford News

Addressing a packed auditorium on March 5, Vicente Fox, the former president of Mexico, spoke with intensity about Latin America's prospects for both social welfare and economic well-being in the coming century. Mexico, which Goldman Sachs recently projected to be the world's fifth largest economy by 2040, was emblematic of this electrifying future, he said. Fox's lecture was sponsored by FSI as part of the 2008 Robert G. Wesson Lecture Series in International Relations Theory and Practice. +VIDEO+ +AUDIO+ Audio & Video transcripts available
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