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Our Team

Fergus Hodgson

Fergus Hodgson


Fergus Hodgson is the director of Econ Americas, a financial and economic consultancy. He holds an MBA in finance from Rice University and bachelor’s degrees in economics and political science from Boston University and the University of Waikato. He was the founding editor in chief of the PanAm Post.

Steven Hecht

Steve Hecht

Editor at Large

Steve Hecht is a businessman, writer, and film producer. Born and raised in New York, he has lived and worked in Guatemala since 1972. He holds a BA in economics and an MBA in banking and finance, both from Columbia University.

Mauro Echverría

Mauro Echeverría

Deputy Editor

Mauro Echeverría is Econ Americas’ deputy editor. He holds a BA in international relations with minors in political science and anthropology from the San Francisco University of Quito. Mauro leads the research on local economic development at the Ecuadorian think tank Libre Razón.

Sebastián Díaz

Andrés Sebastián Díaz

Policy Analyst

He is the founder of Libertario, a Spanish-speaking community that promotes the ideas of liberty in Latin America, and a collaborator with Libre Razón. He holds a bachelor’s degree in political science and international relations from the University of the Americas.

Paz Gómez

Paz Gómez


She holds an MS in digital currency and blockchain from the University of Nicosia, Cyprus, and a BA in international relations and political science from San Francisco University of Quito. She is a cofounder and the academic coordinator of Libre Razón, a classical-liberal think tank in Quito, Ecuador.

Elena Toledo

Elena Toledo


Elena Toledo is an educational psychologist based in San Pedro Sula, Honduras. She has been a reporter for Central America and Mexico for the PanAm Post. She is an alumna of the Friedrich Naumann Foundation, a fellow of the Atlas Network, a member of the Central America Prosperity Project of the George W. Bush Institute, and an investment consultant for international companies.

Marco Navarro

Marco Navarro-Génie


Marco Navarro-Génie is president of the Haultain Research Institute. He holds a doctorate in political science from the University of Calgary, and he is the author of Augusto "César" Sandino: Messiah of Light and Truth.

Marco Navarro

Nicholas Virzi


Nicholas Virzi is dean of the ASTRA Institute for Leadership and Governance.


José Luis González Dubón

José Luis González Dubón


José Luis González Dubón is an attorney with 50 years of professional experience, a university professor, an academic researcher, and an independent journalist.


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