The debut of "The Good Public Servant" by Colombian writer Jesus Quintero Neira took place at UAC School of Global Management in the city of Doral Florida on at the beginning of April The book launching was a huge success in large part due to Alba Lucia Velez, president of the United Latin American Foundation who was a sponsor of the event. Scholars, artists, writers, journalists and other esteemed guests gathered to hear excerpts from the highly lauded book . The evening began with a performance of both our National Anthem of Colombia and the United States Star Spangled Banner sung passionately by a student of the vocal academy COAH. Afterwards Maria Helena Ladaud, a prominent Venezuelan journalist and writer spoke to the group.
The presentation of the work was both philosophical and educational. One Chilean lawyer praised the work saying "this is a majestic book". Other notable guests included Manuel Zalba, president of the Latin American Youth Parliament and Luis Suarez, President of the Natural Museum of Science and History, who stated "it is with pleasure and pride that we welcome this great author today."
The author was introduced by Colombian writer and poet Pilar Vélez who received the International Latino Book Awards for her poetry collections Suns Tainted and Pas de Deux stories. He concluded the presentation with the following "the book gives us an idea of an attorneys life time experience and the positive impact he has made on the profession and society."
The final part of the evening was festive and lively with performances by the Cuban pianist Amaury Perdomo and music of Argentina led by the director of Radio Miami TV Augustine Rangugni. Colombian entrepreneurs and teachers Daniel Maldonado and his wife Dilia performed music from Colombia. The illustrious Maria Eugenia Jacome, who became an advocate to this cause, delighted us with her presence.
We would like to recognize and thank Alba Lucia Velez and the management and other members of the Foundation who helped make this evening possible. Special thanks to Laura Bonitto, Director of Academics, Rob Caruso Director of Admissions and Marketing Coordinator, Jairo Cruz of the Universidad Autonoma del Caribe based in Miami for bringing everyone together for this outstanding event.