Guillermo Pineda, UFM student, is also a bibliographer at the Ludwig von Mises Library

Luis Guillermo Pineda Rodas, student from the Institute of Political Studies and International Relations and bibliographer at the Ludwig von Mises Library, from Universidad Francisco Marroquín, made it to the finals in the essay contest organized by A World Connected: Globalization, Prosperity and Human Freedom.

The effects on developing countries of government and private programs of international economic aid and the effects of family remittances to promote investment and the creation of wealth and savings are the topics of the essay contest organized by A World Connected: Globalization, Prosperity and Human Freedom., a project from The Institute for Humane Studies, at George Mason University.

The essay should also answer if the aid programs and the remittances are complements to development.

“His initiative and interest for discovering solutions for the challenges in our world will take him far”, said the notification letter that announced that Pineda was included among the finalists.

Pineda said that “I am very excited! I am very proud of coming all the way and I thank the persons that have inspired me to go on for our Freedom. Specially, I would like to thank Amy Schenk, who helped me editing my essay and in the final presentation”.

Last January a hundred semifinalists were selected and only 30 were selected among them. The winners of the first 3 places will be announced at the end of March 2007.