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Icons & Legends 2014

Dra. Susana López Charretón

She was born on June 19, 1957, in Mexico City and presently resides in Cuernavaca, Morelos. She holds several degrees and a PhD in Basic Biomedical Research from the Autonomous University of Mexico. She...

José Antonio Abreu

He was born in Valera, Venezuela on May 7, 1939. He holds the titles of Performing Professor, Composer and Orchestra Director. He studied music with Doralisa Jimenez de Medina in Barquisimeto. Later, he attended...

Dra. Julieta Norma Fierro

She was born in Mexico City on February 24, 1948; she is an astronomer and science promoter. She created a television series called “Beyond the stars”, which was awarded a prize in Mexico in...

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...

Dr. Franklin Chang

Until he retired in July 2005, Franklin Chang-Diaz was an astronaut and physicist born in San Jose, Costa Rica, in 1950, becoming an American citizen in 1977. His last name is reminiscent of martial...

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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...