Todos los años conmemoramos el cumpleaños de mi padre otorgando el premio de Derechos Humanos Robert F. Kennedy a una persona que se haya distinguido por defender la justicia y compartir el valor de Kennedy y su visión de un mundo justo y pacífico.
El ganador de este año, Alfredo Romero, de Venezuela, recibe el galardón en un momento trascendental para su país y para la causa de la libertad de expresión a la que Romero ha dedicado su vida.
Hace 250 años, el gran patriota venezolano Francisco de Miranda luchó al lado de nuestros padres fundadores en la guerra de independencia de Estados Unidos.… Seguir leyendo »
At the Athens Democracy Forum, a conference convened by The New York Times in Athens, from Sept. 13 to 17, global leaders talked about the state of democracy and its challenges around the world. The following are edited excerpts from several of the participants, who discussed the relevancy of international organizations like the United Nations how to better engage young people in the democratic process, policy strategies can help bring democracy to the developing world and what are some new models to consider.
Amina Mohamed, Minister of foreign affairs and international trade, Kenya.
I know there’s no way we would have resolved in the Horn of Africa the issue of piracy if the international community did not come together.… Seguir leyendo »
Forty years ago, as he was celebrating his victory in California’s Democratic presidential primary, Senator Robert F. Kennedy was assassinated. To mark the occasion, Op-Ed editors invited his children to share their memories of him.
1) Lessons of the Magnolia Tree
By Kerry Kennedy, the founder of the human rights organization Speak Truth to Power and the author of the forthcoming Being Catholic Now.
My father sat upstairs in his study, working in the one room of our sprawling house that we children could not storm into unless it was a matter of utmost urgency. I now know that the big brown desk was where he wrote his books and often drafted important speeches or new legislation.… Seguir leyendo »