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CHLI and FAES Sign Agreement in Madrid, Spain To Establish Formal Collaborative Relationship

Thursday, May 28, 2009   (0 Comments)
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CHLI and FAES Sign Agreement in Madrid, Spain

To Establish Formal Collaborative Relationship

Madrid, Spain – Today, May 28, 2009, the Congressional Hispanic Leadership Institute (CHLI)

signed a formal Memorandum of Understanding with the Foundation for Social Studies and

Analysis (FAES for its initials in Spanish) to officially establish a collaborative relationship.

CHLI Founder and Chairman Congressman Lincoln Diaz-Balart was in Madrid to sign this

important MOU with José María Aznar, Executive President of FAES and Former Prime Minister

of Spain.

The announcement was first made on May 13, 2009 when Mr. Aznar was in Washington, DC to

accept a prestigious award from the U.S. Hispanic community.

The Memorandum of Understanding will link the two not-for-profit organizations for the

development of programs and the establishment of joint projects to benefit both organizations

and build closer relations between the U.S. Hispanic community and Spain.

"We are honored to work alongside such a prestigious organization led by a remarkable

international statesman, José María Aznar,” said CHLI Founder and Chairman Congressman

Lincoln Diaz-Balart.

FAES Executive President José María Aznar was honored by CHLI with its 2009 Leadership in

International Relations Award at the CHLI 5th Annual Gala & Leadership Awards held May 13,

2009 in Washington, DC. This Award was established by CHLI to recognize leaders who work

to deepen the relationship between U.S. Hispanics and the international community.

About CHLI:

The Congressional Hispanic Leadership Institute (CHLI) is a non-profit, non-partisan

organization, based in Washington, DC, that advances the diversity of thought in the U.S.

Hispanic community in the public, private, and non-profit sectors. For more information, please


About FAES:

FAES, Foundation for Social Studies and Analysis, is a private non-profit organisation that

works in the sphere of ideas and political proposals. Linked to the Partido Popular since its

creation in 1989, FAES Foundation is presided by José María Aznar. FAES is a leading think

tank committed to nurturing the political ideas and activities of the liberal and reformist centre. At

the service of Spain and all its citizens, FAES seeks to reinforce the values of Western freedom,

democracy and humanism. For more information, please visit


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