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How to Fix the Mess in Venezuela

By ALEJANDRO TOLEDO

The New York Times

APRIL 21, 2015

LIMA, Peru — The recent news from Venezuela has been troubling — and also far from surprising. As the Venezuelan economy continues to struggle and inflation pushes many of the most basic everyday needs out of reach of ordinary working people, President Nicolás Maduro has responded, not with a plan, but with a crackdown. It has included arresting Antonio Ledezma, the mayor of Caracas, and other opposition figures on questionable charges — to say nothing of the jailings of peaceful protesters.

Former President Alejandro Toledo began a US tour to present his book -The Shared Society,

The Society Shared.

Former President Alejandro Toledo began a US tour to present in various academic and research centers and financial fora his latest book -The Shared Society- a research on the future and the potential of Latin America.

Toledo will present his work at the University of Denver, Stanford, Berkeley and San Francisco. He then will go to New York and Washington to do the same in prestigious organizations such as: Inter-American Dialogue, Council of the Americas and the Inter-American Development Bank.

Former Ibero American presidents call for changes in Venezuela

ASSOCIATED PRESS BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

04/06/2015

MADRID

A total of 19 former presidents of Spain and Latin America denounced the democratic alteration that Venezuela is suffering of, and called for the immediate release of imprisoned political opponents.

The request is contained in the so-called Declaration of Panama which will be presented on the eve of the Summit of the Americas, to be held on April 10 and 11 in Panama City, reported FAES, foundation that is runned by the Spanish former president José María Aznar.

Besides Aznar, Mexican Felipe Calderon and Vicente Fox, Colombian Alvaro Uribe and Andres Pastrana, Chilean Sebastián Piñera, Peru's Alejandro Toledo and the Costa Rican Laura Chinchillaand Oscar Arias are among the signatories of the document.

A BOOK JACKET ON STEROIDS

Executive Editor, Eric Brandt, on publishing former Peruvian President, Alejandro Toledo.

by ERIC BRANDT

Stanford University Press Blog

On December 11, I finally received the email response I had been hoping for. It was from the Clinton Foundation and included an endorsement of Alejandro Toledo’s forthcoming book, The Shared Society:

As President of Peru, Alejandro Toledo confronted some of Latin America’s biggest challenges. Today, he shares his vision for the region’s future and offers a roadmap for promoting growth and creating the inclusive, prosperous society that is well within reach.

—President Bill Clinton

In my long career as an editor, I’ve never obtained a book endorsement from a former US president. In the following weeks, I would also receive endorsements from world-famous economist Francis Fukuyama and the former president of Brazil, Fernando Cardoso. As Toledo’s literary agent said, “This is going to be a book jacket on steroids!”

International Experts will participate in Education Forum

This meeting organized by the Andean Parliament will be held in Trujillo from August 26 to 28.

The Ministers of Education and for Women and Vulnerable Populations will be in attendance.

Congressmen from different parties and ministries given their expertise on national and international education issues were asked to participate in a forum on state policies. The forum was organized by the President of the Andean Parliament and will take place in the city of Trujillo from August 26-28.

President of the Andean Parliament Javier Reátegui confirmed the participation of the Minister of Education, Jaime Saavedra, and Minister for Women and Vulnerable Populations, Omonte Carmen, who will speak on "The Family as a Component of Educational Policy in the Republic of Peru ".

"The goal is to establish policies on education in each of the countries of the Andean Community of Nations, with the focus on education as improving the quality of life of our population. Because we are sure that education is the only tool to overcome poverty, “said Reátegui.

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