There is life after international agencies. The former president of IDB, a former chancellor and current Secretary General of Ibero-American Secretariat, Enrique Iglesias, founded the foundation, he says, to return to Uruguay something that he, as Spaniard by birth, has received. Thus was born the Foundation Astur (Asturias and Uruguay), a personal initiative of Iglesias which seeks to support the sector of the elderly and create a circuit of conferences and seminars where open discussion broad fronts. The foundation, still under development, has two MLAs, said its director Leo Harari. One reaches into the social life and provides training to caregivers of older people and supports initiatives for active aging as access to culture, social or leisure organic gardens, and the second, under the theme "Looking Ahead"(Original: "thinking about the future"), revives discussions of the major themes of the contemporary world. They are expecting European personalities such as former Spanish Foreign Minister Javier Solana, and former European Commission president, Romano Prodi. Link
Iglesias was seventeen years President of the Inter-American Development Bank, based in Washington, DC. He has received numerous awards and international awards, including the Prince of Asturias Prize and the Grand Cross of Isabel the Catholic, as well as the highest decorations of Latin American countries.