Category: Diplomacy

Embajadora Manes garantiza cooperación entre Estados Unidos y El Salvador

Jean Manes
Jean Manes

Debido a la expectativa internacional que ha provocado la elección de Donald Trumpo como Presidente de Estados Unidos, la embajadora Jean Manes publicó un comunicado en el que garantiza el mantenimiento de los “lazos” de cooperación entre el nuevo gobierno estadounidense y el salvadoreño.
Por medio de un comunicado, la diplomática reconoce que en cualquier decmocracia “hay incertidumbre” por la transición hacia un nuevo gobierno; sin embargo señala que “Estados Unidos continuará siendo un socio fuerte para El Salvador y la región”.
Sostiene que “seguiremos trabajando con nuestros socios salvadoreños” en materia de seguridad, economía, oportunidades económicas y fortalecimiento de las instituciones.
Según expone, la meta es “construir un destino compartido próspero”.

Event, “Book Launch: Ambassador Jorge Argüello, Diálogos sobre Europa”, to be held at AS/COA in NYC this eveni...


The event, “Book Launch: Ambassador Jorge Argüello, Diálogos sobre Europa” will be held at AS/COA (of which Interlitq is a Collaborating Institution) in NYC this evening, 08 June, 2015, at 6pm:

The book Diálogos sobre Europa analyzes Europe’s recent history and current political and economic situation. The work incorporates interviews with leaders of the region, including UN Secretary-General Ban Ki Moon, former Prime Minister of Spain Felipe González, leaders of rising Spanish political party Podemos, former Prime Minister of Italy Romano Prodi, and former President of Portugal Mario Soares. Diálogos sobre Europa also references Latin America, with personalities such as former President of the Inter-American Development Bank, Enrique Iglesias and Argentine economist and former Ambassador to France Aldo Ferrer contributing to the preface of the book.

Author Jorge Argüello has served as the ambassador of Argentina to Portugal and Cape Verde since 2013. He is former ambassador to the U.S. and former permanent representative to the U.N.


  • Jorge Argüello, Ambassador of Argentina to Portugal
  • José Antonio Ocampo, Professor, Professional Practice of International Affairs, Columbia University
  • Anwar Shaikh, Professor of Economics, The New School for Social Research

Registration fee: This event is complimentary for all registrants. Prior registration is required.

Event Information: Mercedes Laxague | | 1-212-277-8382
COA Corporate Membership Information: Monica Vieira || 1-212-277-8344
Press Inquiries: Adriana La Rotta | | 1-212-277-8384
Cancellation: Please contact Juan Serrano-Badrena at before 3:00 p.m. on Friday June 5, 2015

Condoleeza Rice, U. S. political scientist and diplomat, was born today in history: 14 November, 1954

Condoleeza Rice in February 2005
Condoleeza Rice in February 2005

Condoleezza Rice (/ˌkɒndəˈlzə/; born November 14, 1954) is an American political scientist and diplomat. She served as the 66th United States Secretary of State, and was the second person to hold that office in the administration of President George W. Bush. Rice was the first female African-American secretary of state, as well as the second African American secretary of state (after Colin Powell), and the second female secretary of state (afterMadeleine Albright). Rice was President Bush’s National Security Advisorduring his first term, making her the first woman to serve in that position. Before joining the Bush administration, she was a professor of political scienceat Stanford University where she served as Provost from 1993 to 1999. Rice also served on the National Security Council as the Soviet and Eastern Europe Affairs Advisor to President George H.W. Bush during the dissolution of the Soviet Union and German reunification.
Following her confirmation as Secretary of State, Rice pioneered the policy of Transformational Diplomacy directed toward expanding the number of responsible democratic governments in the world and especially in theGreater Middle East. That policy faced challenges as Hamas captured a popular majority in Palestinian elections, and influential countries including Saudi Arabia and Egypt maintained authoritarian systems with U.S. support. She has logged more miles traveling than any other Secretary of State. While in the position, she chaired the Millennium Challenge Corporation‘s board of directors.
In March 2009, Rice returned to Stanford University as a political science professor and the Thomas and Barbara Stephenson Senior Fellow on Public Policy at the Hoover Institution. In September 2010, Rice became a faculty member of the Stanford Graduate School of Business and a director of its Global Center for Business and the Economy.

Pablo Neruda, Chilean poet, died today in history: 23 September, 1973

Pablo Neruda
Pablo Neruda

Pablo Neruda (Spanish: [ˈpaβ̞lo̞ ne̞ˈɾuð̞a]; July 12, 1904 – September 23, 1973) was the pen name and, later, legal name of the Chilean poet-diplomat and politician Neftali Ricardo Reyes Basoalto. He chose his pen name after the Czech poet Jan Neruda. In 1971 Neruda won the Nobel Prize for Literature.
Neruda became known as a poet while still a teenager. He wrote in a variety of styles including surrealist poems, historical epics, overtly political manifestos, a prose autobiography, and erotically-charged love poems such as the ones in his 1924 collection Twenty Love Poems and a Song of Despair. He often wrote in green ink, which was his personal symbol for desire and hope.
The Colombian novelist Gabriel García Márquez once called him “the greatest poet of the 20th century in any language.” Harold Bloom included Neruda as one of the 26 writers central to the Western tradition in his book The Western Canon.
On July 15, 1945, at Pacaembu Stadium in São Paulo, Brazil, he read to 100,000 people in honor of the Communist revolutionary leader Luís Carlos Prestes. During his lifetime, Neruda occupied many diplomatic positions and served a term as a senator for the Chilean Communist Party. When President González Videla outlawed communism in Chile in 1948, a warrant was issued for Neruda’s arrest. Friends hid him for months in the basement of a house in the Chilean port of Valparaíso. Later, Neruda escaped through a mountain pass near Maihue Lake into Argentina. Years later, Neruda was a close advisor to Chile’s socialist President Salvador Allende. When Neruda returned to Chile after his Nobel Prize acceptance speech, Allende invited him to read at the Estadio Nacional before 70,000 people.
Neruda was hospitalised with cancer at the time of the Chilean coup d’état led by Augusto Pinochet. On 23 September 1973, Neruda died of prostate cancer in his house in ‘Isla Negra’. Neruda’s death reverberated around the world. Pinochet, backed by elements of the armed forces loyal to him in the military, denied permission to make Neruda’s funeral a public event. However, thousands of grieving Chileans disobeyed the curfew and crowded the streets.