Guiomar Obregon is no stranger to the challenges of arriving in the U.S. as a an international student. Even though she’s had American citizenship since her birth in Boston, the situation hits home for the co-founder of Precision 2000, the award-winning Atlanta construction firm she started with her husband, Carlos Sanchez. They both came […]
Seven teenage members of the Atlanta Music Project, an intensive music education program, are to perform in an international orchestra of 300 young musicians from around the Americas at a festival in Mexico City Feb. 28-March 4. Stephanie Shapiro, director of development for the project, told Global Atlanta that Maestro Gustavo Dudamel, the 37-year-old music […]
Editor’s note: This is a sponsored post produced for Georgia State University’s Robinson College of Business. It’s only a year long, but Master’s of International Business students at Georgia State University could already see how the degree will influence their futures as they approached December graduation.
Editor’s note: This Q&A is sponsored by Georgia State University’s Robinson College of Business. Name: Monica Priscila Mendoza Ramos City and country where you’re from: Bogota, Colombia Employer and title: CARE, Fellow at the Office of the President Global Atlanta: What made this program right for you? Ms. Mendoza: Since I graduated with an economics […]
The former base of Invoiceware International in Atlanta is likely to benefit from its new owner’s continued expansion into South America.
Colombia reached a major milestone in its journey toward peace with this week’s first major disarmament by its principal rebel group. But the 7,000-plus weapons laid down by the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia, known by their Spanish acronym FARC, are personal weapons and a fraction of what remains stashed around the country. Perhaps more importantly, political uncertainty looms […]
While you might say education is in Precision 2000 CEO Guiomar Obregon’s blood, the construction entrepreneur wasn’t born with a silver shovel in her hand.
YKK Corp. of America, the Marietta-based unit of the Japanese zipper giant, has named a new president with extensive experience in Central and South America. The metro Atlanta company has responsibility over YKK Group operations stretching from Canada to Colombia. Jim Reed, who was hired in 2009 and eventually climbed to chief legal counsel of […]
Book: Short Walks from Bogotá: Journeys in the New Colombia Author: Tom Feiling Review by: Kirk Bowman, Jon R. Wilcox Professor of Soccer and Global Politics, Sam Nunn School of International Affairs, Georgia Tech; Founder and Director, Rise Up & Care Colombia is likely the most interesting country of Latin America and a beacon of […]
Book: One Hundred Years of Solitude Author: Gabriel Garcia Marquez Reviewed by: Trevor Williams, managing editor, Global Atlanta Over the past two years, I’ve had the fortune of traveling to Latin America with relative frequency, visiting eight countries on reporting trips for Global Atlanta. Traveling without expectation, or at least with abridged knowledge, can sometimes be […]