Invite you to the


Presenting ceremony to the Honorable


Monday, September 24th, 2018 – Time: 18:00   
Commission Chambers, Coral Gables City Hall


1- Introduction: Beatrice E. RangeL

2- Welcome: Honorable Raul Valdes Fauli, Mayor of Coral Gable 

3- Presentation of the Award: “Francisco de Miranda” by his Four Times Great Grand Daughter: Mercedes Quintero

4- Ileana Ros-Lehtinen and the fight for Freedom in Latin America: Carlos Sánchez Berzaín

5- Presents award to the Honorable Ileana Ros-Lehtinen by the President Interamerican Institute for Democracy: Carlos Alberto Montaner

6- Closing Remarks: The Honorable Ileana Ros-Lehtinen  


Ileana Ros-Lehtinen

Ileana Ros-Lehtinen  is the first Hispanic-American woman to serve in the United States congress. Being first has become something that Ileana Ros-Lehtinen does quite well. In 1982, she became the first Cuban-born female to be elected to the Florida state legislature.

From the start, and even before the hyphen, Ileana Ros-Lehtinen shattered glass ceilings

She was the first Hispanic woman elected to the Florida House and Senate, and the first state lawmaker to serve while expecting. She also became the first Cuban-American ever to win a job in the U.S. Congress – a post she’s held onto for nearly 30 years

She is the most outstanding defender of freedom and democracy and the most courageous whistleblower against the dictatorships of Cuba, Venezuela,