Venezuela's Opposition Receives the Report 'Latin America: An Agenda for Freedom 2012' in FAES

12/05/2012

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Álvarez de Toledo: "The Coalition for Democratic Unity (MUD) is an example for Latin America and brings hope to the world"

Aveledo: "The key factors that accomplished our joining were the decision to understand each other and reaching a consensus on regulation enforcement"

Madrid, 11.05.12.- FAES Foundation furnished copies of its strategic report "'Latin America: An Agenda for Freedom 2012'" to a group of representatives of Venezuela's opposition, headed by the Executive Secretary of Venezuela's Coalition for Democratic Unity (MUD), Ramón G. Aveledo. The report was presented to the Executive Secretary of MUD, Ramón Guillermo Aveledo by the director of the International Department, Cayetana Álvarez de Toledo and the coordinator of Programmes for Latin America, Guillermo Hirschfeld at a meeting of the FAES Centre for Latin American Studies.

FAES considers that Venezuela's opposition parties' decision of running together for the presidential elections in the forthcoming October polls is a positive thing. Álvarez de Toledo declared as much at the meeting, held under the title 'The joining of the like-minded, MUD's experience in Venezuela', which was also attended by diplomats and experts in the Region. FAES International Director added that "the Coalition for Democratic Unity (MUD) is an example for Latin America and brings hope to the world".

Aveledo, in turn, said that "the key factors that accomplished our joining were two: first, the decision to understand each other, because to join the like-minded you must foster affinities, and second, reaching a consensus on regulation enforcement". "We are prepared to win and to produce a good government", he declared.

Hirschfeld assured that "Venezuela's democratic opposition demonstrates with each step it takes that it won't surrender itself, that it is mature and that it is prepared to face with unity a populist model which has seriously damaged both Venezuela and the Region".

CENTRE FOR LATIN-AMERICAN STUDIES

Devised as an observatory for political, economic and social analyses, the FAES Centre for Latin American Studies comprises experts in the Region, Professors, writers, entrepreneurs, and young leaders. Their meetings seek to generate ideas to improve Latin America's situation and close ties with universities, think tanks and parties from both sides of the Atlantic.

"FAES Foundation receives young Venezuelan leaders of the "LIDERA" programme"