Rosalía Arteaga, former president of Ecuador, president of the Foundation for the Integration and Development of Latin America and honorary academician of the Royal European Academy of Doctors-Barcelona 1914 (RAED), has been appointed member of the José Martí Order, main recognition of the Cuban Government, during an event that was held on August 24 at the New York Public Library in the framework of the World Congress of Universities and Researchers. The José Martí Order recognizes an outstanding service in the fields of Spanish scholarship, Spanish teaching and the promotion of good relations between English-speaking and Spanish-speaking countries.

In the case of Arteaga, the Order recognized the improvement of education in Ecuador and throughout Latin America that the Foundation has carried out over 20 years. During the act of recognition, tribute was also paid to the Sigma Delta Pi National Hispanic Honorary Society, regarding its centenary and its work for the culture of the continent. In this event, Sigma Delta Pi delivered to the New York Public Library a graphic folder with texts by poets and writers, which include writings by Rosalía Arteaga herself.

Doctor in Jurisprudence and Anthropology, Arteaga adds to her dedication to politics her passion for education and a vast career as an essayist and poet who has been recognized internationally. The honorary academician of the RAED actively participates in multiple forums and courses on both shores of the Atlantic and is an international benchmark in the fields of education and sustainable development. She has participated in the main activities organized by the Royal Academy since she was named honorary academician in 2016.