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Arq. Jaime Lerner

Design He created the “Integrated Transportation Network” in Curitiba, which is being replicated in other cities. His work deals with sustainable urban development and this has led him to cooperate with urban development planning...

Dr. Mario Molina

Mario Molina was one of the first scientists to warn about the dangers of chlorofluocarbons (CFC) to the atmosphere, a product that is used in sprays, both industrial as well as domestic. Mario José...

Alberto Santos Dumont

Thus he started to learn the secrets of engineering by merely watching how his mother´s sewing machine worked, like taking apart a radio to find out its secret. After a visit to Paris with...

Guillermo González Camarena

Guillermo González Camarena was born in Guadalajara, Mexico, in 1917. As a little boy he loved to make toys that move with electricity, which he created in his work space: a lab in his...

Dr. Dionisio Soldevila

Descubridor del Tríceps de Soldevila y el Tendón de Soldevila Biografía Nació en República Dominicana en 1949, y estudió medicina en la Universidad Autónoma de Santo Domingo (UASD). Pero su interés por la investigación se fortaleció...

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Dra. María Otero

Dr. María Otero was born in La Paz, Bolivia, and is a leading voice in microfinancing, women´s issues, and alleviation of poverty. She has a Master degree in literature from Maryland University, a Master degree in international relations from the Johns Hopkins Advanced School of International Studies, Washington, D.C., and an honorary doctorate in Humanities from Dartmouth College. She is renowned for her work in microfinancing   ACCIÓN INTERNATIONAL She was the president and executive director of ACCION International, a pioneer company and leader in microfinancing in 25 countries throughout the world. Under her management the ACCION network of microfinancing institutions widen its scope of services to over 3.7 million people, through a combined...