WASHINGTON - The Americano announces its First Annual Hispanic Forum and Gala to be held at the Washington Hilton in DC on December 2-3, 2010.
The theme of the Forum will be The Road to Freedom: Sharing American Liberty with Hispanics Around the Globe.
“Today, more than ever, it is important that we focus on democracy, freedom and the dangers of big government,” explained Speaker Newt Gingrich, co-founder of The Americano. “We created this Forum because we believe that American Hispanics play an important role in shaping the conservative dialogue in Western civilization,” said Gingrich. “The Americano stands for liberty and democracy in the U.S. and throughout the world and defends those who have this right taken away.”
Gingrich will be joined by U.S. and World leaders: former Prime Minister José María Aznar of Spain, Secretary Carlos Gutiérrez, Leslie Sánchez, Ambassador Roger Noriega, Álvaro Vargas-Llosa, Ruben Navarrete, Rachel Campos-Duffy, Mexican Ambassador Arturo Sarukhan, Rosario Marín, Nestor Carbonell, Helen Aguirre-Ferre, Jorge Plasencia, and others.
The idea behind the Forum is to bring Hispanics together to engage in today´s hot topics. Discussions will include: Reflections on Hispanic Economy in the U.S., Conservatism in the Americas, Hispanic Media and Its Impact, Latino Blogs and Social Media, Immigration and National Security, and Education. There will be a “Consensus Lunch Discussion” hosted by Ambassador Roger Noriega with the purpose of creating a bipartisan agreement for the development of the Hispanic community.
The Gala will also set the stage for leaders from around the world. In addition, the distinguished Maestro Eduardo Marturet, and the Miami Symphony orchestra will be playing a pre-dinner concert during the Gala.
President Alvaro Uribe will be honored with the Freedom Award for his relentless battle against terrorism in Latin America. Congressman Lincoln Diaz-Balart will be honored with a Lifetime Achievement Award for his dedication to his country and the Hispanic community.
In addition to a prestigious line-up of speakers, The Americano will honor Dr. Orlando Silva, an Outstanding Hispanic, at the Gala on the evening of December 2. A Cuban-American and inspirational human being; He has dedicated his life to selflessly serving others either in the fight against breast cancer or as a hero to thousands who meet him in his medical missions in Latin America.
The Americano is the top information source created to meet the demands for balanced news on issues of importance to American Hispanics, while celebrating the vibrant and rich traditions of Hispanic heritage. The Americano strives to be the go-to place for those who care about issues relevant to the Hispanic community and give voice to their opinions, engage with like-minded individuals who value traditional principles, and make a positive difference through sharing insights that will have a direct impact on the Hispanic community.