San Pedro Sula – For the second consecutive year, Bloomberg presents Line The 500 of Latin America, the list that summarizes the characters that move the region’s economy, business and finance.
The editors of all countries in which Bloomberg Line operates participated in the selectionthe cross-platform platform for business news in Latin America and the Caribbean with more than 3 million unique users per month.
The 500 most influential list amplifies and values the efforts of entrepreneurs, innovators, entrepreneurs, artists and athletes map out the path to recovery in their respective countries.
Six Hondurans are part of this edition. One of them is President Xiomara Castrowho is currently the only woman to hold the first magistracy of any country in all of Latin America.
She is not only the first female president of the Central American country, Castro broke more than a century of bipartisanship and managed to get the left to run the executive under the Partido Libertad y Refundación (Libre).
is too the scientist and microbiologist María 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.
Along with colleague Peter Hotez, he received the nomination for this year Nobel Peace Prize for contributing to science with the development of Corbevax, a patent-free vaccine and therefore cheaper to produce.
The employer is also part of the list Jesus Canahuati, CEO of Elcatex (Central American Elastics and Textiles), one of the most important textile groups in Honduras, employing more than 15,000 people.
Canahuati is also a founding member of the HUGE Business and Investment Council, a nonprofit business association that represents the first private-sector collaborative effort from Honduras, El Salvador and Guatemala with their US counterparts to create massive jobs in the northern triangle of Central America.
For his part Miguel Mauricio Facussé, Executive President of Corporación Dinant; Guillermo Bueso, Executive President of Banco Atlántida; and Camilo Atala, CEO of Grupo Financiero Ficohsa (GFF)repeat in the list.
The list is not a ranking and does not refer to the assets of the 500 people. Bloomberg Line’s motivation has more to do with the value they generate in their sectors, whether through job creation, their weight in the local economy, or their support of relevant initiatives.