Juan Pablo Jiménez is a lecturer of Public Finance at the Latin American Faculty of Social Sciences (FLACSO) in Buenos Aires, Argentina. He is also a researcher at the Center for Economic Research (CINVE) in Uruguay and the Vice President of the Ibero-American Association for Local Financing (AIFIL). Dr. Jiménez was the office director of the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) in Uruguay and the coordinator of the Fiscal Area of the Economic Development Division of ECLAC in Santiago, Chile.
José Antonio Figueroa Pérez is Doctor in Social Anthropology. He finished his doctoral thesis in Latin American Cultural Studies and Hispanic American Literature at Georgetown University. And a second doctoral thesis in Social Anthropology from the Rovira I Virgili University in Tarragona, Spain. He currently works as a professor and researcher at the Faculty of Arts, Central University of Ecuador, and hisdo.
Roberto Briceño-León. He is a professor of sociology at the University of Venezuela Central and director of the Laboratory of Social Sciences, LACSO. Founder of the Venezuelan Observatory of Violence, OVV. In addition, he is a visiting professor at the Federal University of Ceara, Brazil. He has been a professor at the Sorbonne-Nouvelle University, Paris III, and the Autonomous University of Mexico. Fellow of Saint Antony's College, Oxford University, and the Wilson International Center for Scholars in Washington, DC.