Our editors and advisors come from many, diverse fields, such as journalism, academia, business and politics. They also include people who have their finger on the pulse of daily life and developments in Latin America.

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Alex Benavente

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Alex Benavente is Chilean trilingual MBA (Spanish, English, Portuguese) and is general manager for Latin America and the Caribbean of Daily Thermetrics Corporation, which provides high-performance temperature solutions to the oil and gas industry.

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Jose Rodríguez Escobar

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Jose Rodríguez Escobar is a Chilean industrial engineer with more than 20 years of experience managing infrastructure and business projects, as a BHP Billiton manager as well as Managing Partner of Sainco EPC SPA.

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Orlando Viera Blanco

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Orlando Viera-Blanco is founding Partner of Viera Blanco & Associates (1989). He is a Venezuela lawyer, professor, journalist, human rights activist, political advisor and strategist with more than 25 years of international experience.

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David Gleiser

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David Gleiser is a trained Colombian psychologist, an academic and a consultant in strategy and organizational behavior. David teaches at two major universities in Bogotá (International Negotiations and Business Strategy) and has advised major organizations.

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Ignacio Scalella

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Ignacio Scalella is an Argentinean certified public accountant and a former professor of Taxation II at the Buenos Aires University (UBA) . Ignacio runs his own firm, employing 25 professionals, providing consulting services to foreign and Argentinean companies.

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Mauricio Lizarralde Cala

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Mauricio Lizarralde Cala is a Colombian industrial engineer with more than 35 years of experience managing industrial and business projects and is an entrepreneur with his own dried tomato production business.

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Julián Vadillo

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Julián Vadillo is a Mexican intellectual property attorney with over 27 years‘ experience. He is the co-founder of Agency Firma SC, a law firm and creative design agency, and is also active his family's vino-mezcal Tuxca business.

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