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PRESIDENT CALDERÓN OF MEXICO AND CESAR CONDE HONORED AT CHLI GALA

Thursday, May 19, 2011  
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For Immediate Release May 19, 2011

Contact: Yisel Cabrera
Interim Executive Director
(202) 347-8280

PRESIDENT CALDERÓN OF MEXICO AND PRESIDENT OF UNIVISION NETWORKS CESAR CONDE HONORED AT CHLI’S 7TH ANNUAL GALA

The CHLI Annual Awards Recognize Extraordinary Leadership Within the

U.S. and International Hispanic Community

WASHINGTON, DC (May 19, 2011) – This past Wednesday, May 11th, the Congressional Hispanic Leadership Institute (CHLI) presented its International Leadership Award to the President of Mexico, His Excellency Felipe Calderón Hinojosa, and its Corporate Leadership Award to Cesar Conde, President of Univision Networks, at its 7th Annual CHLI Gala and Leadership Awards reception in the nation’s capital.

The winners of this year’s awards were honored in recognition of their outstanding contributions to the positive advancement of the U.S. Hispanic Community, both in the U.S. and abroad.

"Tonight we come together to recognize a brave Statesman, and by honoring him we honor his nation, a great nation. We salute and praise a leader and a country confronting unscrupulous forces of evil, yet determined to guarantee the victory of justice and the Rule of Law. Tonight we are recognizing the President of Mexico, Felipe Calderon, with CHLI’s 2011 Leadership in International Relations Award, and through him we pay tribute to Mexico,” said Lincoln Díaz-Balart (FL), CHLI Board Chairman.

Previous CHLI Leadership Award recipients include President Ma Ying-Jeou of the Republic of China (Taiwan), former Prime Minister of Spain Jose María Aznar, former Speaker of the House of Representatives Dennis Hastert, Senator Robert Menéndez (NJ), former U.S. Secretary of Commerce Carlos Gutiérrez, Senator Lindsey Graham (SC), and U.S. Congressman Mike Pence. CHLI’s annual gala also included the presence of numerous Members of Congress from both political parties. CHLI’s Board Chairman was also joined by Jose Díaz-Balart and Ileana Ros-Lehtinen.

"The Congressional Hispanic Leadership Institute is privileged to grant its 2011 Corporate Leadership Award to someone who makes all Hispanics proud,” said Díaz-Balart (FL). "We consider it a privilege to be honoring Cesar Conde because he is a great corporate leader. And also because Cesar Conde is utilizing his position of influence to transmit the values that made him what he is today, to others in our community. Cesar Conde is an extraordinary leader.”

Sponsors for CHLI’s 7th Annual CHLI Gala and Leadership Awards event included: Comcast/Telemundo; General Electric, Heineken USA; Altria; AT&T; Carnival Foundation; Cruise Industry Charitable Foundation; Dell; Azteca America, Banco Popular; Coca-Cola Company; Computer Science Corporation; Ford Motor Company; Kraft; National Association of Broadcasters; Oracle; PepsiCo; Pfizer; PG&E; Toyota North America; Wal-Mart; and Western Union.

About CHLI

The Congressional Hispanic Leadership Institute (CHLI, pronounced "chili”) is a non-profit, nonpartisan organization, based in Washington, D.C., that advances the diversity of thought in U.S. Hispanic community in the public, private, and non-profit sectors, as well as in the international community. For more information, please visit www.chli.org. You may also connect with us on Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn.


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