President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador (AMLO) won the 2018 election on a campaign of combating the underlying causes of the social ailments impacting Mexican society. He vowed to fight violence and narcotics trafficking by eliminating its root cause, poverty. His plan was summarized by his tagline, “hugs, not bullets.” AMLO has sought to be the voice of the marginalized and to end the endemic... Continue Reading
Lester Chavez lives and works in Managua, Nicaragua, where he conducts market research, trade promotion and counsels businesses on the economic climate of the country. He previously served as a fellow at a public health NGO in Nicaragua, where he undertook extensive ethnographic and community-based research in rural communities. Lester has worked for various agencies at Fairfax County Government in Northern Virginia and has served as a congressional intern in the US House of Representatives. He holds a bachelor’s degree in international relations from the College of William and Mary.