ROSARIO, Argentina, April 22, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Rafael Alfonzo Hernandez and Oscar Garcia Mendoza, president and vice president of CEDICE Libertad, a leading defender of individual rights and free-market economics in Venezuela, recently received the "Excellence in the Defense of Liberty" award presented by ATLAS Network, a global NGO, in commemoration of Fundacion Libertad (Liberty Foundation)'s 25th anniversary. The award was granted in recognition of the directors' tireless efforts to promote and defend the principles of free enterprise and individual rights in Venezuela.
The event, chaired by Nobel Laureate Mario Vargas Llosa, featured several ex-dignitaries, ministers, economists and journalists in attendance including former Prime Minister of Spain, Jose Maria Aznar; acting President of Spain's People's Party, Esperanza Aguirre; former President of Uruguay, Luis Alberto Lacalle; former President of Bolivia, Jorge Quiroga; Colombian author, Plinio Apuleyo Mendoza; Argentine author, Marcos Aguinis; Chile's minister of Social Development, Joaquin Lavin, former President of Brazilian Central Bank, Carlos Langoni; Director of The Cato Institute, Ian Vasquez; Cuban author, Carlos Alberto Montaner; and Atlas Network Foundation President, Alejandro Chafuen, among others.
About CEDICE Libertad
CEDICE Libertad is a Venezuelan organization committed to the defense of individual liberty, free enterprise, property rights, limited government and peace. It was founded in 1984 and manages several programs, including: Pais de Propietarios (promoting individual property rights), Centro de Estudios de Energia (promotes the knowledge and discussion of oil and energy as a key resource for economic development), Formacion para Jovenes Lideres (enhances student understanding of the benefits of a free society), among other programs such as ethical and corporate citizenship, as well as economics for journalists. For more information, visit: www.cedice.org.ve and follow us on Facebook and Twitter
About Atlas Network
Atlas Network is a non-profit organization dedicated to strengthening worldwide freedom by identifying, training, and supporting individuals and organizations that promote liberty and limited government. Atlas connects a global network of more than 400 free-market organizations in over 80 countries to the ideas and resources needed to advance the cause of liberty. For more information, visit: www.atlasnetwork.org.
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