Luis Fernando Carrera Castro
Minister of Foreign Affairs
Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Guatemala
1990, BA in Economics, National University of Costa Rica; 1992, MPhil in Economics and Development Politics, University of Cambridge, UK. Economist specializing in fiscal policy and political analysis. 1993-94, Director of Research, Latin America Regional Office, International Cooperative Alliance, consulting on issues of structural adjustment policies and their impact on cooperatives, and local public policies to support rural development programmes sponsored by European NGOs and cooperatives. 1994-2008, with UNICEF, first in Costa Rica on social and economic policy analysis; 1998-2000, Political and Economic Adviser, Guatemala; 2001, Deputy Representative, Ecuador; 2004, Representative, Cape Verde; 2005-08, Representative in Panama. 2008-10, Executive Director, Central American Institute for Fiscal Studies. 2010, Executive Director, Soros Foundation Guatemala. 2012, Secretary of Planning of Guatemala. Formerly published a weekly newspaper column in El Periodico (Guatemala) and Plaza Pública. Author of various technical articles on fiscal policy, social policy and human rights.