Madrid – Málaga, October 16th to 21st
The 2022 edition of the U.S. Hispanic Leaders Program took place in Madrid and Málaga from October 16th to 21st. At an institutional level, the cohort was received by the Secretary of State for Foreign and Global Affairs, Angeles Moreno; the U.S. Ambassador to Spain and Andorra, Julissa Reynoso; and the Mayor of Malaga, Francisco de la Torre. At the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, European Union and Cooperation they also held meetings with the General Director for Latin America and the Caribbean, Enrique Yturriaga, the General Director of Global Spanish, Guillermo Escribano, and with the Director of the Spanish Agency for Development Cooperation, Anton Leis, and Laura Oroz, Director of Cooperation with Latin America and the Caribbean.
Casa of America held the Welcome Lunch offered by the Board of the Foundation, which counted with the attendance of the Chairman, Juan Lladó. As well, the participants had the occasion to share a working lunch with the main investigator of the Royal Elcano Institute, expert in the U.S. and transatlantic relations, Carlota García Encina, and to visit the Refugee Attention Center of Pozuelo de Alarcón, the financial city of Banco Santander, the Grupo Proeduca, the Cervantes Institute in Madrid, the El País newspaper newsroom, and the office in Madrid of the European Council on Foreign Relations, where the cohort met its director, José Ignacio Torreblanca.
In Malaga, the participants visited the Malaga Tech Park and the Digital Content Pole. At a cultural level, the program included a gastronomic tour by the Madrid of the Austrias, and guided visits at the Museo Nacional del Prado, to the historic center of Malaga and to the village of Macharaviaya, birthplace of Bernardo de Gálvez.