Caro and Cuervo Institute

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Instituto Caro y Cuervo
Caro and Cuervo Institute
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Agency overview
Formed 25 August 1942 (1942-08-25)
Headquarters Calle 10 # 4-69
Bogotá, D.C., Colombia
Annual budget COP$7,668,382,909 (2011)[1]
COP$8,597,163,672 (2012)[2]
COP$10,081,710,055 (2013)[3]
Agency executive
  • Genoveva Iriarte Esguerra, Director
Parent agency Ministry of Culture

The Instituto Caro y Cuervo (Caro and Cuervo Institute) is an educative center specialized in Spanish literature, philology and linguistics, oriented to research and promotion of the reading habits in Colombia. This institute produces editions of Colombian authors and politics of preservation of the bibliographic national heritage. The institute was named after two of the main Colombian linguists, Miguel Antonio Caro Tobar and Rufino José Cuervo Urisarri.

The Institute was created by orders of the Colombian government in 1942. Its first assignment was the creation of the Spanish language dictionary Diccionario de Construcción y Régimen de la Lengua Castellana.

Caro y Cuervo has been recognized and awarded several times with important prizes such as the Prince of Asturias Awards and the Bartolomé de las Casas Prize.


  1. ^ Colombia, Congress of (13 December 2010). "Ley 1420 de 2010" (PDF). Diario Oficial (in Spanish). Bogotá (47,922): 28. ISSN 0122-2112. OCLC 500057889. Retrieved 6 May 2013. 
  2. ^ Colombia, Congress of (14 December 2011). "Ley 1485 de 2011" (PDF). Diario Oficial (in Spanish). Bogotá (48,283): 14. ISSN 0122-2112. OCLC 500057889. Retrieved 6 May 2013. 
  3. ^ Colombia, Congress of (10 December 2012). "Ley 1593 de 2012" (PDF). Diario Oficial (in Spanish). Bogotá (48,640): 15. ISSN 0122-2112. OCLC 500057889. Retrieved 6 May 2013.