SECOND 'EXCELLENCE IN ITALIAN-NESS' AWARDS IN ARGENTINA

(VELINO) Roma, 10 Sep - The second "Excellence in Italian-ness"award ceremony was held in Buenos Aires, Argentina. The event,organised by the Italian daily published in Argentina,L'Italiano, was held at the Italian Cultural Institute and wasattended by Italian ambassador, Teresa Castaldo, and ConsulGeneral, Giuseppe Scognamioglio. Awards were given toArgentines of Italian descent who have distinguished themselvesin their professions. They included: Alejandro Gaspar Arlia,Minister of Infrastructure of the Province of Buenos Aires;Humberto J. Bertazza, president of the College of EconomicSciences Professionals in Buenos Aires; Guillermo Francella,theatre, cinema and television actor; Arnaldo

(VELINO) Roma, 10 Sep - The second "Excellence in Italian-ness"award ceremony was held in Buenos Aires, Argentina. The event,organised by the Italian daily published in Argentina,L'Italiano, was held at the Italian Cultural Institute and wasattended by Italian ambassador, Teresa Castaldo, and ConsulGeneral, Giuseppe Scognamioglio. Awards were given toArgentines of Italian descent who have distinguished themselvesin their professions. They included: Alejandro Gaspar Arlia,Minister of Infrastructure of the Province of Buenos Aires;Humberto J. Bertazza, president of the College of EconomicSciences Professionals in Buenos Aires; Guillermo Francella,theatre, cinema and television actor; Arnaldo Gometz,commercial manager of the Catena Zapata winery ; NestorGrindetti, Treasury Secretary of the Autonomous City of BuenosAires; Hernan Lombardi, Minister of Culture of the AutonomousCity of Buenos Aires; Alessandra Minnicelli, lawyer andpresident of Fonress S.A. and of the "Observatorio de laResponsabilidad Social", and Mirta Tundis, national deputy andjournalist specialising in security issues. The winners spokeabout their Italian origins and said they were proud to beItalian. Many of the winners of the first edition attended. Theceremony was organised by Gian Luigi Ferretti, editor ofL'Italiano, Tullio Zembo, Marcelo Bomrad and Arturo Curatola,vice president of the Italian Chamber of Commerce in BuenosAires. vel.