SANTO DOMINGO .- Leonel Fernández, president of the Global Foundation for Democracy and Development (Funglode) Began a tour of work on Sunday in Mexico, Ecuador and Argentina, countries where it will fulfill different institutional commitments.
Fernández, who is also president of the EU-LAC Foundation and the ruling Dominican Liberation Party, begins his working agenda in Guanajuato, Mexico, on Monday, where he will participate as a special guest at the Latin American Forum for a Inclusive Democracy and the New Generation Democracy Forum for the Americas, events organized by the Club of Madrid and the Fox Center.
The meeting will bring together political, intellectual and social leaders from Latin America in an open debate on the challenges faced by democracy in the region and the need to reach more inclusive societies for the development and sustainability of the democratic system. ]
Fernández and other members of the Club of Madrid will address the issues "Challenges and Opportunities for Democracy in the Americas", "Neopopulism, Inequality and Decline of the Social State" In the Americas "and" How to strengthen democracy and combat new forms of populism? ", Respectively.
Rebeca Grynspan, Ibero-American Secretary General, will speak in these discussions; Vicente Fox, former president of Mexico; Alicia Bárcena, executive secretary of the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC); Jorge Castañeda, politician and analyst, and other members of the Club of Madrid
From Mexico, Fernandez will travel to Quito, capital of Ecuador, where on April 2 will complete his commitment as head of the Electoral Observation Mission of the Organization of American States (OAS).
It is recalled that in the Ecuadorian elections held on February 19 last, no presidential binomial achieved an absolute majority of valid votes, so it became necessary to organize a second round with the two most voted binomials, which Will be celebrated on Sunday, April 2.
The last leg of Fernandez's tour will be in Argentina, where he will participate as a special guest at the World Economic Forum meeting for Latin America, to be held on 5 and 7 April in Buenos Aires, the federal capital Of the South American country.
This event will bring together regional and global leaders from the public and private sectors, and will discuss the progress of the process towards the Fourth Industrial Revolution for inclusion in Latin America.
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