On the night of November 14th, Poder Awards recognized the continuous efforts of Dr. Dionisio Gutierrez by presenting him with their Democracy Empowerment Award.

Poder Magazine in relation with the American Business Council, hosted the Poder Awards this past Wednesday evening. They presented Dr. Dionisio Gutierrez, a Guatemalan businessman, sociologist, communicator and the President of Fundacion Libertad y Desarrollo, with the award for Democracy Empowerment. This important commendation recognizes his extensive work throughout the years strengthening democratic principles in Guatemalaand Central America.

Dr. Gutierrez is President of Fundacion Libertad y Desarrollo, a think and do tank dedicated to the analysis, investigation and discussion of human matters with the objective of proposing and promoting solutions that allow economic, social and civic development in an environment of freedom, democracy and rule of law.

He currently serves on the boards of the John Hopkins’ Atlantic Basin Initiative, the Latin American Board ofGeorgetown University, and the board of Trustees of Francisco Marroquin University. He is also involved in the business community.

Dr. Gutierrez was also the host and director of the landmark TV program, Libre Encuentro, which was broadcasted for 20 years in Guatemala, Central America and part of the U.S.

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