About Interamerican Institute for Democracy

About Interamerican Institute for Democracy2019-02-28T14:50:26-04:00


Maurice Ferre

Born in Puerto Rico, Ferre attended the University of Miami. His career in politics began in 1966, when he became a Florida State Representative. He then served as the commissioner of Miami, (1967–1970). In 1973, he was elected mayor of Miami, becoming the first Hispanic mayor of a major U.S. city. A Democrat, he served as mayor for twelve years. Ferre has also worked as a banker and business consultant and has held various research and teaching posts

Executive Director

Carlos Sánchez Berzaín (bio)

Attorney experienced in Constitutional Law, master’s degree in Political Science and master’s degree in Sociology, Political Scientist. A founding member of the Judicial Bolivian Ateneo. Professor of Constitutional Law and Public International Law. Professor of Political Analysis of the Maicop, Universidad de Salamanca, Spain 2011 – 1013. Professor and member of the academic staff of the Master in Image Advice and consultancy policy MAICOP of the University Camilo José Cela, Spain. It has sponsored in Bolivia historical causes in defense of fundamental freedoms and the control of constitutionality.


Human Rights
Armando Valladares
Marcel Feraud
James Keeble
Alberto Valencia

Academic Investigations
Alberto Valencia

Public Relations
Beatrice E. Rangel
Luis Leonel León
Maria Pis-Dudot
Claudia Andrade

Roberto Macho
José Brechner
Raúl Valdéz-Fauli
Digital Media
Ana Díaz†
Executive Assistant
Teresita Ramos


Advisory Board

Virgilio Beato †
José Ignacio Garcia Hamilton †
Cayetano Llobet †
Horacio Aguirre †
Carlos Sánchez Berzaín
Carlos Alberto Montaner
Guillermo Lousteau Heguy
Gerardo Bongiovanni
Enrique Ghersi
Armando Valladares
Maurice Ferré
César Vidal
Mariano Caucino
Diego Arria
James Cason
Oscar García Mendoza

Board of Directors

Carlos Sánchez Berzaín
María Fernanda Egas
Raul Valdéz-Fauli
Marcel D. Feraud
Luis Fleischman
Ninoska Hernández
Alvaro R. Iriarte
Roberto Macho
Beatrice Rangel
María Teresa Romero


The Interamerican Institute for Democracy is a non-profit organization under regulation 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Service (IRS.) Contributions are suitable for corporate matching. We receive contributions (tax-deductible within legal limitations) from persons, foundations, corporations, and Limited Liability companies.