Miami (October 10, 2019) .- The Inter-American Press Association (IAPA) elected new authorities for the 2019-2020 period during its recently concluded 75th General Assembly held in Coral Gables, Florida, which will accompany its new president, Christopher Barnes, general director of The Gleaner, Kingston, Jamaica, who replaces María Elvira Domínguez, director of El País of Cali, Colombia.
The list of authorities that will support Barnes' management at the helm of the IAPA includes the Honorary Life President, Scott C. Schurz, Herald-Times, Bloomington, Indiana; the first Vice President, Jorge Canahuati, President of the Opsa Group of San Pedro Sula, Honduras; the second Vice President, Michael Greenspon, The New York Times, New York, New York; Treasurer, Juan Pablo Illanes, El Mercurio, Santiago, Chile and Secretary, Bartolomé Mitre, from La Nación, Buenos Aires, Argentina.
The Executive Committee will be chaired by José Roberto Dutriz, La Prensa Gráfica, San Salvador, El Salvador. The Vice President will be María Elvira Domínguez.
The IAPA assembly also renewed a third of its 60 members of the Board of Directors, electing the following directors for the period 2019-2022: Asdrúbal Aguiar, El Impulso, Barquisimeto, Venezuela; Washington Beltrán, El País, Montevideo, Uruguay; Carlos Benavides, El Universal, Mexico City, Mexico; Armando Castilla, Vanguardia, Saltillo, Mexico; Martín Etchevers, Clarín, Buenos Aires, Argentina; Marcel Granier, RCTV, Caracas, Venezuela; Cynthia Hudson, CNN en Español, Atlanta, Georgia; Carlos Jornet, La Voz del Interior, Córdoba, Argentina; Ernesto Kraiselburd, El Día, La Plata, Argentina; Carlos Mantilla Battle, El Comercio, Quito, Ecuador; Aminda Marques, Miami Herald Media Company, Miami, Florida; Álvaro Maruenda, Bloomberg News, New York, New York; Silvia Miró Quesada, El Comercio, Lima, Peru; María Eugenia Mohme, La República, Lima, Peru; Luciano Pascoe, TV Azteca, Mexico City, Mexico; Carlos Pérez Barriga, El Universo, Guayaquil, Ecuador; Pedro Rivero, El Deber, Santa Cruz, Bolivia; Fernán Saguier, La Nación, Buenos Aires, Argentina; María Catalina Saieh, Copesa, Santiago, Chile; Juan Varela, EFE Agency, Madrid, Spain.
The executive direction of the organization will continue in charge of Ricardo Trotti.
The IAPA is a non-profit organization dedicated to the defense and promotion of freedom of the press and expression in the Americas. It is made up of more than 1,300 publications from the Western Hemisphere; and is based in Miami, United States. For more information, please visit http://www.sipiapa.org