Politics, Business & Culture in the Americas

Alberto C. Vollmer

Alberto C. Vollmer is CEO of Ron Santa Teresa, Venezuela’s leading rum producer, and founder of Proyecto Alcatraz, a rehabilitation program for criminals.


Celso Amorim

Celso Amorim was Brazil’s foreign minister from 1993-1995 and from 2003-2011.


Ambassador Arturo Sarukhan

Ambassador Arturo Sarukhan is an international consultant based in Washington, D.C. A board member of the Americas Society, he is the former Mexican ambassador to the U.S. (2007-13) and a career diplomat for more than 20 years. He served as Mexican consul general in New York and chief of policy planning at the Mexican foreign … Read more


Oscar Arias Sánchez

Oscar Arias Sánchez is serving his second term as president of Costa Rica and is the 1987 Nobel Peace Laureate.


Adriana Cisneros de Griffin

Adriana Cisneros de Griffin is vice president, office of the chairman and CEO of Cisneros Group of Companies and vice chairman of the Fundación Cisneros.


Rosiska Darcy de Oliveira

Rosiska Darcy de Oliveira is a writer, former president of Brazil’s Council of Women’s Rights and founder and president of the Women’s Leadership Center in Rio de Janeiro.


Phil Fontaine

Phil Fontaine is National Chief of the Assembly of First Nations in Canada.


Cristina Eguizábal

Cristina Eguizábal is a Central American political scientist and is currently director of the Latin American and Caribbean Center at Florida International University.


Victor Leonel Juan Martínez

Victor Leonel Juan Martínez is a lawyer and journalist and is currently director of the magazine En Marcha, published in Oaxaca, Mexico.


Marcos Galperín

Marcos Galperín created MercadoLibre in 1999 and has served as CEO and director since the company started.


Jorge Luis García Pérez Antúnez

Jorge Luis García Pérez Antúnez, one of Cuba’s longest-serving political prisoners, was released in April 2008 after serving 17 years.


John Manley

John Manley is currently counsel at McCarthy Tétrault LLP in Toronto and Ottawa. Between 1993 and 2003, he served as deputy prime minister, minister of foreign affairs, minister of industry, and minister of finance of Canada.

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