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Andrés NaviaAndrés Navia
Andrés Navia is the head of the OAS AMA | Art Museum of the Americas. Before joining the OAS, he worked for seven years at the Inter-American Development Bank in cultural tourism projects in the Maya region and youth violence prevention programs in Central America. Mr. Navia is a graduate from Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service, Washington, DC, where he obtained his M.A. and from the Universidad de los Andes, Bogotá, where he obtained a B.A. in Political Science which included a year in Boston University.  Andrés is also a professionally trained actor from the Neighborhood Playhouse School of the Theatre of New York City.

Betilde Muñoz-Pogossian Betilde Muñoz-Pogossian
Betilde Munoz-Pogossian has been appointed acting director of the Department of Electoral Cooperation and Observation in august 2012. Dr. Muñoz-Pogossian holds a PhD in Political Science from Florida International University of Miami.  As chief of the Electoral Studies Project section, 2006-2012, Dr. Pogossian has lead efforts to systematize the methodology governing regional electoral observation. Over the past decade, Dr. Muñoz-Pogossian has acted as international observer and as Deputy Chief for multiple Electoral Observation Missions. She has over 15 years of professional and investigatory experience in Latin American politics.

Claudia PalaciosClaudia Palacios

Claudia Palacios has worked as an anchor for CNN en Español since August 2004. She currently hosts the program “Los Influyentes” and was previously in charge of the newscasts “Encuentro” and “Mirador Mundial”, both hosted by CNN as well. From the studio, she has covered the most relevant international topics and interviewed presidents from most of the Americas’ nations. Before arriving to CNN, Palacios worked as a journalist in her home country, Colombia. She graduated as a journalist from the Pontificia Universidad Javeriana of Bogota.

Indira Williams BabicIndira Williams Babic

Indira Williams Babic is the senior manager of visual resources at the Newseum, the interactive museum of news in Washington, D.C. She oversees the research, acquisition, digital processing, rights management and preservation of the Newseum’s collection of more than 500,000 historic images.  Originally from Panama, Babic has been working in the photography field for more than 15 years.   Prior to joining the Newseum, she worked in television production in Spain and was an editor for a book publishing company in Panama.  

Patricia EsquenaziPatricia Esquenazi

Patricia Esquenazi is the Director of the OAS Press and Communications Department. She has held important offices like Press Officer for the Ministry of the Interior in Chile, Press Attaché for the Embassy of Chile in Spain; Press Attaché for the Embassy of Chilie in Argentina; Head of Press at the Ministry of Foreign Relations in Chile for Mr. Jose Miguel Insulza, among others. She studied Communication Sciences at the University of Chile and holds a Diploma on European Studies from CELARE.