Monday, January 31, 2011

Supporting Scholarship and International Relations

Daniel Chavez Moran Likes Books

The Grupo Vidanta Foundation funds the publication of scholarly works studying intra-Latin American relations, the integration of Latin America with the rest of the world, and the strengthening of democracy and economic opportunity.

Seven books exploring the history of Argentina, Colombia, Chile and Mexico during the last century, as well as the dilemmas and opportunities of the current time, were unveiled at the Grupo Vidanta Foundation’s third international seminar titled “The Bicentennial Opportunity” in Mexico City. This seminar was organized by the Grupo Vidanta Foundation in conjunction with the Carolina Foundation, the Democracy and Development Foundation, the Center for Economic Research and Teaching (CIDE) and Nexos Magazine.

The seminar is part of a series of conferences and seminars put on by the Grupo Vidanta Foundation. To view the information about this and other events in the seminar series, please visit

Sunday, January 30, 2011

Daniel Chavez Moran's Foundation Addresses Poverty in Latin America

Daniel Chavez Moran Latin America

Brazil and Mexico are among the top 20 in the world in terms of gross domestic product according to World Bank statistics for 2009; however, inequality and poverty continue to be challenges throughout the 20 nations of Latin America.

Daniel Chavez Moran founded the non-profit organization Grupo Vidanta Foundation (Spanish: Fundación Grupo Vidanta) to help create a sustainable economic future for the 580 million people of Latin America. Known as Grupo Mayan Foundation when it began in 2005, its name was changed May 1, 2008 to better reflect the numerous institutions comprising the Grupo Vidanta.

Led by Roberto Russell and an international advisory board, the Grupo Vidanta Foundation seeks to generate awareness of the factors determining the gap in political, economic and social development that holds Latin America back from the standards of economic growth and welfare that characterize developed countries; promote the study of intra-Latin American relations and the strategies to integrate Latin America with the rest of the world; and actively influence the formulation of public policies designed to strengthen democracy, to promote economic and social development and to reduce social inequality in Latin America.

A non-profit organization, the Grupo Vidanta Foundation is funded entirely by donations from charitable individuals. Visit for more information on Moran’s Grupo Vidanta Foundation.