Politics, Business & Culture in the Americas

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.


María Otero

María Otero is president and CEO of ACCION International.


Felipe Bosch

Felipe Bosch is director of Corporación Multinversiones, a conglomerate comprising flour milling, poultry, construction, and restaurants.


Jorge “Tuto” Quiroga

Jorge “Tuto” Quiroga was president of Bolivia and currently leads the opposition party in Congress.


Marcelo Claure

Marcelo Claure is the founder, chairman, president & CEO of Brightstar Corp. and a Young Global Leader in the World Economic Forum.


María Teresa Ronderos

María Teresa Ronderos is editor-in-chief of Semana.com and author of Retratos del Poder (2002) and 5 en Humor (2007).


Andrónico Luksic Craig

Andrónico Luksic Craig is the vice-chairman of the Board of Directors of Banco de Chile.


Nicolás Ducoté

Nicolás Ducoté is co-founder and director general of CIPPEC (Center for the Implementation of Public Policies Promoting Equity and Growth), one of the leading think tanks in Argentina.


Rick Waugh

Rick Waugh has been president and CEO of Scotiabank since 2003.


Carlos Basombrio

Carlos Basombrio is a sociologist at the Instituto de Defensa Legal in Lima, Peru, and a former vice-minister of the Interior Ministry.


Edmundo Paz Soldán

Edmundo Paz Soldán is an associate professor of Latin American literature at Cornell University. His latest novel translated into English is Turing’s Delirium. He co-edited Bolaño Salvaje, a compilation of essays about Roberto Bolaño.

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