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Dr. Luis Miramontes

The Mexican Luis Ernesto Miramontes Cardenas (1925-2004) was the discoverer of the in 1951 of the main ingredient of the first oral contraceptive, when he was only 25 years old. Since he was a...

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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...