About Interamerican Institute for Democracy

The Inter-American Institute for Democracy is a private, non-profit think tank whose objective is the promotion and dissemination of the values ​​of freedom, democracy, human rights, and institutionality in the Americas.

It is made up of academics, politicians, professionals, workers. businessmen, men and women of different nationalities. It is a think tank without partisan connotations, which in order to achieve its objectives conducts academic research, seminars, colloquiums and events in a context of pluralism and tolerance. It maintains an Editorial Fund for the publication of works that contribute to the dissemination and defense of democracy, freedom and institutionality.

It seeks to integrate the academic aspects of political science with practical politics. From this conjunction arises a more realistic discipline and a better preparation for the exercise of political activity.

Its main office is in Miami, a natural meeting point for Hispanic and Anglo-Saxon cultures and the most suitable place to promote better knowledge and integration between citizens, leaders and institutions with similar purposes in the Americas. The Inter-American Institute for Democracy is a non-profit organization under regulation 501 (c) (3) of the Internal Revenue Service (IRS). Contributions may qualify as gifts from corporate entities. Contributions, tax-free as permitted by law, are received from individuals, foundations, corporations and limited partnerships.


Tomás Regalado

Tomás Pedro Regalado is a journalist, a Cuban-American politician, the 42nd Mayor of Miami, Florida from 2009 to 2017. He was the director of Radio Marti News and a reporter for Univision. He is a great fighter for freedom and democracy.

Executive Director

Carlos Sánchez Berzaín

Lawyer and political scientist, constitutionalist, Master in Political Science and Master in Sociology. University professor and high military institutes. Founding member of the Bolivian Legal Ateneo. He has been Minister of the Presidency (2), Minister of Government (2), Minister of Defense and National Deputy of the Republic of Bolivia. He has sponsored historic causes in Bolivia in defense of fundamental freedoms and constitutional control.


Armando Valladares

Guillermo Lousteau Heguy

Osvaldo Hurtado

Enrique Ghersi

Gerardo Bongiovanni

Raul Valdéz-Fauli

Diego Arria

Oscar García Mendoza

James Cason

Luiz Phillipe D’Orleans y Braganza

César Vidal

Mariano Caucino

José Ignacio Garcia Hamilton †

Cayetano Llobet †

Horacio Aguirre †

Virgilio Beato †

Maurice Ferré †

Carlos Alberto Montaner †


The IID has seven committees to carry out its work

Human Rights

Armando Valladares

Marcel Feraud

James Keeble


Ricardo Israel

Beatrice Rangel

Luis Gonzales Posada

Raúl Valdéz Fauli

Academic Research

Guillermo Lousteau Heguy

Mariano Caucino

International Relations

Beatrice E. Rangel

Óscar García Mendoza

Editorial Fund

Modesto Arocha

Carlos Alberto Montaner †


María Fernanda Egas

Luis Leonel León


Roberto Macho


Raúl Valdéz-Fauli

Luis Beltrán Guerra G.