MDC to Present World Leaders and Former Heads of State from Spain and Latin America at a Major Forum Oct. 29

Miami, Oct. 10, 2019 – For fourth consecutive year, Miami Dade College (MDC) Wolfson Campus will host a group of former presidents, heads of state and regional leaders from Latin America and Spain who will participate in the forum Fake News, A Threat to Democracy? on Tuesday, Oct. 29, at 8 a.m., in downtown Miami. The forum, organized by Mezerhane Endowed Chair at MDC and the Iniciativa Democrática de España y las Americas (IDEA), will analyze the democratization of communication promoted by the rise of social networks and the challenge that this phenomenon represents for governance in the region. The forum will be in Spanish with translation available. The working media is welcome.  Among the leaders and personalities expected are the former president of Bolivia Jorge Quiroga; Colombia’s ex-president Andrés Pastrana; former presidents of Costa Rica Laura Chinchilla and Miguel Ángel Rodríguez; former presidents of Ecuador Jamil Mahuad and Osvaldo Hurtado; former presidents of Spain José María Aznar and Felipe González; former president of México, Vicente Fox; MDC’s interim president, Dr. Rolando Montoya; the president of the Mezerhane Group and editorial director of Diario Las Américas Newspaper, Dr. Nelson J. Mezerhane; and the executive director of IDEA and MDC visiting professor, Dr. Asdrúbal Aguiar.   Panels and presentations will address the role of mass media as the new articulator of political power and the ethics of journalism in the social media and globalization era as well as “fake news.”

WHAT:            World Leaders and Former Heads of State to Convene at MDC Annual Forum

WHEN:            Tuesday, Oct. 29, 8 a.m. – 1:15 p.m.

WHERE:         MDC’s Wolfson Campus Auditorium, Room 1261, 300 N.E. Second Avenue

For more information, please contact Isabel Artime at 305-237-3960 or iartime@mdc.edu