Features Region: Latin America

Juan Alberto Rivera – Beam Suntory Mexico

It’s a situation that many have experienced during the COVID-19 pandemic. Whether out of work, stressed or devastated by the loss of a loved one, housebound people all over the world have been turning to an age-old method for easing their anxiety: having a drink. Mexico is no different in that regard. With one big […]

Manuel Suárez Ortiz – OYO Hotels, Mexico

Think of the industries most battered by COVID-19 and hospitality comes to mind. Worldwide, hotels have been closing or suspending operations. Some of the luckier ones have been sustaining themselves on borrowed time with significantly reduced occupancy. Among those most vulnerable have been the smaller, independent hotels that cater to the budget-conscious tourist or businessperson, […]

Emilia Mesquita – Banco Itau Paraguay

Time was when Emilia Mesquita envisioned a diplomatic career and saw a law degree as the portal. The more experience she gained, however, the less she perceived diplomacy as the most effective way of fashioning societal, much less global, change. “I realized I could accomplish more in law than in diplomacy,” she tells Vanguard in […]

Carlos Castillo – Calibre Mining Corp.

The 10-week suspension of mining in Nicaragua, part of the country’s broader efforts to combat the spread of COVID-19, wasn’t exactly a vacation for Carlos Castillo. General counsel of Calibre Mining Corp. since helping facilitate the Canadian company’s acquisition of his prior employer’s Nicaraguan assets last October, Castillo had much to do—even as the pandemic […]

Marcela Inzunza – Boehringer Ingelheim

Being head of legal and compliance for Chile, Ecuador and Peru at Boehringer Ingelheim is demanding under normal circumstances, requiring Marcela Inzunza to meet rules and regulations while guiding the pharma company’s business development in three very different South American countries. It’s made all the more challenging by the COVID-19 pandemic and the pivot to […]

Jaime Oscar Bustamante Miranda – Manpower Group

When someone thinks of illegal activity in Mexico, drug cartels usually come to mind. But for Jaime Oscar Bustamante Miranda, it’s the many illegal practices in the labor subcontracting industry that keep him up at night. Bustamante is the legal director for Mexico and Central America at Manpower Group, the third-largest staffing firm in the […]

Aislinn Flores – Banco Sabadell

Shuttered hotels and darkened restaurants and pubs are no way to celebrate a tourist season, but all are a grim reality as Mexico and the greater world works through the COVID-19 pandemic. Banco Sabadell is not alone in working with borrowers who have been devastated by the imminent collapse of tourism or other industries, but […]

Adriana Cardinali Straube – PepsiCo Brazil

In a 20-year career that has taken her around the world and through a gamut of industries, what’s remained a constant for Adriana Cardinali Straube is her desire to learn and positively contribute to the business. Given the encompassing and international work she’s done, you could say it’s necessary. Now the legal director at PepsiCo […]

Beatriz Beltranena

Growing up in Guatemala, Beatriz Beltranena remembers being very sick with cancer as a child. With a failing kidney from birth, chemotherapy and radiation marked her days, finally resulting in surgery to remove one of her kidneys and a painful tumor along with it. Lucky to be alive, by the time she was a young […]

Daniel I. Puente – Grupo Cuprum

Since 1948, Grupo Cuprum has been supplying aluminum used to make products for the construction industry, auto parts, ladders and hospital beds. Based in Monterrey, it’s an enduring company with a network of plants and more than 70 retail stores and operations in Mexico, the United States and Canada. It’s also provided a wealth of […]

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