There are six Hondurans on the list of Latin America’s 500 most influential people

SAN PEDRO SULLA – For the second year in a row, Bloomberg presents the line Latin America’s 500, a list bringing together the characters driving the region’s economy, business and finance.

Editorial teams from each of the countries in which Bloomberg Line operates participated in the selectionMultiplatform business news platform in Latin America and the Caribbean with over 3 million unique users per month.

500 most influential list Strengthens and values ​​the efforts of entrepreneurs, researchers, entrepreneurs, artists and athletes Charting the road to recovery in their respective countries.

Six Hondurans are part of this edition. is one of them President Xiomara CastroShe is currently the only woman holding the country’s first magistracy in the entire Latin American region.

Besides being the first woman president of a Central American country, Castro broke more than a century of bipartisanship and managed to get a leftist to lead the executive under the Partido Libertad y Refundación (Libre).

is also Scientist and microbiologist Maria Elena BottazziAssociate Dean of the National School of Tropical Medicine, Professor of Pediatrics, and Co-Director of the Texas Children’s Hospital Vaccine Development Center at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas.

Together with his colleague Peter Hotez, he received a nomination this year Nobel Peace Prize For contributing to science with the development of Corbevax, a patent-free vaccine and therefore cheaper to produce.

Business leaders

Employers are also part of the list Jesus Kanahuti, CEO of LCTEX (Central American Elastics and Textiles), one of the main textile groups in Honduras that employs more than 15,000 people.

Canahuti is also a founding member of the HUGE Business and Investment Council, a non-profit business association that represents the first joint effort of the private sector of Honduras, El Salvador and Guatemala with their US counterparts to create massive jobs in the Northern Triangle. Central America.

for its part, Miguel Mauricio Facussé, Executive President of Corporación Dinant; Guillermo Buso, Acting President of Banco Atlantida; and Camilo Atala, Chairman of the Board of Directors of Grupo Financiero Ficohasa (GFF)Iterate through the list.

This list is not a ranking and is not related to the fortune of 500 people. Bloomberg Line’s motivation has more to do with the value they create in their sector, whether through job creation, their weight in local economies or their support for related initiatives.

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