The annual HACIA Democracy summit is the oldest and most prestigious simulation of the Organization of American States (OAS) in Latin America. During three days in March, delegates simulate the most important international organizations in the region, such as the Inter-American Court of Human Rights or the United Nations Security Council. HACIA was founded so that delegates could be motivated to explore the Latin American region in more detail. Since 1994, HACIA has met every year to address the concerns of the American countries.

The organization is based at Harvard University and has a team of approximately 30 university students. HACIA also has faculty advisors at Harvard University who have an academic and personal interest in the American continent. The organization’s staff draws from a wide variety of intellectual and cultural backgrounds that share a common interest in Latin America and international affairs. HACIA Democracy’s staff and Board work throughout the year to deliver a successful conference each March. Participating schools and a wide range of institutions in the country play an important role in the planning and implementation of the conference

This year, HACIA held its twenty third congress at Panama City, Panama. It is an honor to mention that ANS accomplished various achievements at this year’s conference. For the second time in a row, our school won Best Small Delegation. Wei-Ting Shih received the award for Best Delegate at the Inter-American Court of Human Rights and Estefania Solorzano in Press Corp. Dennis Gallo and Olinto Perez won Outstanding Delegates as a double delegation in UNASUR and Fabio Robelo at the Sandinista Cabinet. In addition, Santiago Vega and Andrea Marenco won third place at Cumbre de las Américas.

Congratulations to all!

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