Politics, Business & Culture in the Americas

Marcos Galperin

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


Jorge Luis Garcia Perez Antunez

Jorge Luis Garcia Perez Antunez, one of Cuba’s longest-serving political prisoners, was released in April 2008 after serving 17 years.  Pictured here at a meeting of human rights and democracy activists in Cuba.


John Manley

John Manley is currently counsel at McCarthy Tetrault 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.


Maria Otero

Maria Otero is president and CEO of ACCION International.


Felipe Bosch

Felipe Bosch is director of Corporacion Multinversiones, a conglomerate comprising flour milling, poultry, construction, and restaurants.  Photographed in his backyard in Guatemala City, Guatemala.


Jorge “Tuto” Quiroga

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


Maria Teresa Ronderos

Maria Teresa Ronderos is editor-in-chief of Semana.com and author of Retratos del Poder (2002) and 5 en Humor (2007). Photographed at her offices in Bogota, Colombia, 2008.


Andronico Luksic Craig

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


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 in Lima, Peru, and a former vice-minister of the Interior Ministry. He is pictured here in the Barranco neighborhood in Lima.


Dr. Rick Renwick

Dr. Rick Renwick is an obstetrician-gynecologist with special interest in cancer treatment and prevention.  He is currently affiliated with Gundersen Lutheran Medical Center in La Crosse WI and the University of Wisconsin.


Steven Griner

Steven Griner is a specialist in political parties at the Organization of American States (OAS).


Joshua Newton

Joshua Newton is a Ph.D. candidate at the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University and a consultant at the UNESCO Division of Water Sciences.


Luigi Manzetti

Luigi Manzetti is an associate professor of political science at Southern Methodist University.


Philip Oxhorn

Philip Oxhorn is the Director for the Centre for Developing-Area Studies at McGill University.  His latest book, Sustaining Civil Society: Economic Change, Democracy and the Social Construction of Citizenship in Latin America, is forthcoming.

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