I Bernardo de Gálvez Award: Bill Richardson, Governor of New Mexico

Saturday, September 29, 2007 (All day)

Bill Richardson, Governor of New Mexico received from Jose Ignacio Goirigolzarri, President of the Foundación, the first Bernardo de Galvez Award for his continuous work in strengthening the relationships between Spain and the United States. The ceremony took place at the residence of Spain's Ambassador to the United States, Ambassador Carlos Westendorp, on September 27, 2007. A select group of Hispanic personalities and North American politicians were present.

Bill Richardson, of Hispanic origins and a democratic presidential candidate, received this award in merit to the role he has played over the past years in deepening the relationship between Spain and the United States. The Foundation wants to especially thank him for his support in the creation of the U.S.-Spain Council and the Fundación Consejo España-Estados Unidos, and fortifying the economic and cultural ties between both countries.

To learn more about the award recipient, please visit http://www.billrichardson.com/