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On the International Day of Freedom of Expression, CADAL organized in Montevideo the presentation of the book "Antes que amanezca y otros relatos" (Before daybreak and other stories), by Cuban independent journalist and former political prisoner Jorge Olivera Castillo. The presentation took place at Teatro del Centro "Carlos Eugenio Scheck" and was in charge of Dr. Jorge Batlle, former President of Uruguay (2000-2005).
Gabriel Salvia, Chairman of CADAL, was in charge of the opening and moderation of the book presentation. The book was co-edited by several institute members of Red Puente Democrático Latinoamericano: Corporación Justicia y Democracia (Chile), Instituto Millenium (Brazil), Instituto de Prensa y Libertad de Expresión (Costa Rica), Fundación Andina para la Observación y Estudio de Medios (Ecuador), Instituto Peruano de Economía Social de Mercado (Peru), Observatorio Hannah Arendt (Venezuela), Unión Colombiana de Jóvenes Demócratas (Colombia) and Centro para la Apertura y el Desarrollo de América Latina (Argentina/Uruguay).
Jorge Batlle refered to the book by Olivera Castillo, remembered the rupture of relations with Cuba during his government and refered to the currrent situation in the island. The presentation was sponsored by the newspaper El País from Montevideo.
Gabriel Salvia, Chairman of CADAL; S.E. Hans-Ruedi Bortis, Swiss Ambassador in Uruguay; Claudio Paolillo, Director of the weekly Búsqueda, member of IAPA and author of the prologue; and Daniel Gianelli, political columnist of the weekly Búsqueda.
Watch the videos of the presentation (In Spanish)