Published By Tenzin Saldon

CTA President Featured on the Cover of Newsweek Spanish Magazine

Mexico City: The President of Central Tibetan Administration Dr Lobsang Sangay has been featured on the cover of Newsweek En Espanol (Spanish). The September 11 issue of the Newsweek featuring the cover story titled ‘Tibet Is Vital For the Rest of the World: Lobsang Sangay,’ hit the news stands today.

According to Tsewang Phuntso, Representative of His Holiness the Dalai Lama to Latin America, “this is only the second time a Tibet issue or a Tibetan personality has been featured on the cover following the October 2013 edition which featured His Holiness the Dalai Lama during his visit to Mexico.”

Tony Karam, Founding Director of Casa Tibet Mexico said the fact that the Dr Lobsang Sangay, President of Central Tibetan Administration graced the cover of September 11-15 issue of Newsweek Spanish is both an honor and a privilege.

“This is the week during which the Mexican President visited China and when Mexico was hit by a massive earthquake, yet to make it the cover of largest selling newsmagazine in Spanish speaking regions attest to the vital importance of Tibet, His Holiness and the political leadership of CTA,” affirms Tony.

Terming Dr Sangay as the ‘political successor of the XIV Dalai Lama, Tenzin Gyatso,’ Adriana Amezcua, the International editor for Newsweek Mexico discusses with the CTA President a wide range of issues from resolving political differences as an indispensable instrument for harmonious relations between nations to the significance of Tibet as the earth’s Third Pole and its impact on Asia and rest of the planet earth.

Dr Sangay calls on Latin America and in particular Mexico to review and understand the history of what is now considered the second least free nation in the world, which continues its peaceful struggle to achieve genuine autonomy under the framework of People’s Republic of China through the Middle Way Approach based on the principles of non-violence and dialogue.

Lauding the vital underpinnings of the cover story, Tsewang Phuntso said the interview covers almost all the vital issues the Office of Tibet and Casa Tibet Mexico have been advocating for in the Latin American region.

President Dr Sangay’s maiden visit to Mexico garnered widespread media coverage and commentary: interview with Noticieros Televisa – Carlos Lorette de Mola, the largest TV Network in the Spanish speaking world, three radio programs including La Red de Radio Red – Sergio Sarmiento, one of Mexico’s top three morning radio news. ‘Reforma,’ the most influential newspaper in Mexico published an interview with Dr Sangay conducted by Guadalupe Loaza, one of the most influential novelists and political critics in Mexico.

In addition, Dr Sangay gave a lecture at Casa Tibet Mexico and at the three most important universities in Mexico, Universidad Iberoamericana, The Tecnológico Autónomo de Monterrey and the National Autonomous University in Mexico. All in all he was able to reach more than a 800 students.

Newsweek has four English language editions and twelve editions in regional languages. The Spanish edition covers 18 Spanish speaking countries including the US with a wide circulation and a reach to millions in North and South American continent.

Click here to read the original Spanish version of the full interview can be viewed here. The English translation will be posted on tomorrow.


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