Argentina & U.S.A.
Legislative Powers
"The Latino vote in 2016"

On November 13 we developed a luncheon where Dr. Mark Hugo Lopez, Director of Hispanic Research at the prestigious Pew Research Center, spoke about the current weight and the evolution of the Latino electorate in the American system.

Dr. López studies the attitudes and opinions of Latinos, visions of Hispanics about their identity, political participation of Latinos in the elections, etc. Prior to joining the Pew Research Center's Hispanic Trends Project, Lopez was Research Director of the Center for Information and Research on Civic Learning and Engagement (CIRCLE) as well as a Research Assistant Professor at the School of Public Policy at the University of Maryland.

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"U.S.A. Political and Electoral Systems"

Between November 2nd and 7th an outstanding group of National and State Senators and Representatives, officers, and representatives of Argentina's civil society held a series of meetings in Washington and Virginia, during the week of midterm elections in that country. Our delegation had interesting discussions with members of the two major political parties, officials from the Department of State, Defense, Commerce and Justice, institutes of international policy (like the Inter-American Dialogue or the Robert Kennedy Center for Justice and Human Rights), with the President of the Legislature of DC, the Director of Inter-American Defense College, etc.

The program objective was to share experiences and find similarities and differences between the Argentine and the American political and electoral systems.

"Judicial System of the United States"

With judges and judicial officers from different provinces in this delegation, from October 26th to 31, the foundation developed a program in Washington, Virginia and New York to learn about different characteristics of the American judicial system and several of its agencies and actors.

Among some of the places visited were the Department of Justice, Department of State, the DEA (Drug Enforcement Agency), the Federal Judicial Center, the U.S. Court on Federal Claims, the Administrative Office of the Courts of the United States, the National Center for State Courts, the International Association for Court Administration, the Center for Court Innovation, Universities (Georgetown and Columbia), etc. Also we had meetings at our embassies to the United States and the Organization of American States, as well as at the Argentine consulate in NY.

National, State and City´s Representatives and Senators, as well as senior officials from several universities were able to share interesting discussions on this subject.

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"The American Presidency and the separation of powers"

During the first days of October we had the opportunity to develop various activities with Dr. Bert A. Rockman, Professor of Political Science at Purdue University (West Lafayette, Indiana).

Dr. Rockman was Chair of the "Presidency of the United States" Section of the American Political Science Association (APSA) and the Midwest Caucus for Public Administration, has published more than 100 papers and has authored, co-authored or edited 11 books.

National, State and City´s Representatives and Senators, as well as senior officials from several universities were able to share interesting discussions on this subject.

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"Teaching Law in Argentina and the U.S.A.: Comparative Experiences"

On August 14th, our Foundation was pleased to have the participation of Dr. Alejandro Garro, Adjunct Professor at the Columbia Law School of the Columbia University, who lectured a large audience on "Tribulations of an Argentine teacher in a U.S.A. Law School: some lessons to remember".

Dr. Garro graduated as a lawyer from the Universidad Nacional de La Plata, holds a Masters degree from the University of Louisiana and a JD from Columbia University, where for more than twenty-five years he has been teaching in the fields of comparative law and international commercial law (international sales, secured transactions, international arbitration and litigation). He has been a visiting professor at various universities in Europe and Latin America.

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"Latin America in Comparative Perspective"

Last 3rd of July, the Dialogue held a dynamic lunch with Dr. Richard Snyder as the keynote speaker.

Professor Snyder is a faculty fellow at the Watson Institute, director of the Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies, and a professor in Brown's Department of Political Science. He received his MA and PhD in political science from the University of California, Berkeley, and his BA in social studies from Harvard University. His main interests are Latin America, studies on comparative politics and comparative political economy.

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Go to the previous activities of the Dialogue

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Meeting with the Mayor of Washington City and the Chairman of the City Council.

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Presentations on U.S. and Latin America in Vilnius, Lithuania

Invited by several universities, our Executive Director Eduardo Diez, held in Lithuania a series of presentations about the foreign policy of the USA, and its relationship with Latin America.
Occupying the presidency of the EU during the second half of 2013, the lithuanian interest in other regions focused in this case on the evolution of the relationship between different american countries and between them and the United States.

Obama Delivers State of Union Address

The U.S. Constitution requires that the president report to Congress "from time to time" on the "State of the Union." This constitutional requirement has evolved into the president's annual State of the Union address, which now serves several purposes. The speech reports on the condition of the United States both domestically and internationally, recommends a legislative agenda for the coming year and gives the president the opportunity to convey personally his vision for the nation.

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The Argentine American Dialogue is developing a series of meetings destined to analyze different aspects of the national and international reality.

During the first encounters we had the presentations from the Undersecretary from President Cristina Fernandez, Dr. Gustavo López, former Minister of Justice from President Néstor Kirchner, Dr. Alberto Iribarne, Minister of Labor Carlos Tomada and presidential candidates Ricardo Alfonsín, Eduardo Duhalde, Elisa Carrió, Hermes Binner and Alberto Rodriguez Saa, between other personalities.


Synthesis of Argentine and American history

Tucumán Congress

Congress that reunited the representatives of the United Provinces of the Silver River in the present Argentine city of San Miguel de Tucumán. In the session of the 9 of July of 1816, presided by Francisco N. Laprida, it declared independence from the Spanish colonial power ("and from all other foreign domination").

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Signature of the Declaration of Independence.

The 2 of July of 1776, the Congress voted the national independence and the 4 of July approved the Declaration of Independence. Also it ordered to George Washington the recruitment of an army, approved the emission of paper money and created local governments.

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Follow the actuallity of the economies and the value of the currencies.

From here you will be able to consult the value of the two currencies, as also the pages of the respective Ministries of Economy.

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