Martín Burt’s Best Kept Secret

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

So I was recently taken by surprise when I discovered by mere coincidence that he had become the Chief of Staff for the Interim President of Paraguay, Federico Franco! A citizen of Paraguay, he is the founder of Fundación Paraguaya , a financially self-sustaining social enterprise that promotes entrepreneurs in Paraguay and Africa through microcredit and entrepreneurship education.

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On Monday morning, the 2004 National Book Award winners in fiction and nonfiction were made live on our site, providing rapid access to these books to readers with disabilities. In the fictional "The News from Paraguay," author Lily Tuck weaves romance and imperial ambitions into an intricate and imaginative portrait of life in 19th century Paraguay. News. has the ability to move quickly!


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Meet the Nonprofit Hero Behind the Hardware: Charles Brennick

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Each year, the electronics reuse community awards an annual lifetime achievement award at its Electronics Reuse Conference. The winner of this year's award is Charles Brennick, the founder and executive director of the nonprofit refurbisher InterConnection. Charles got interested in this type of charitable work while he served in the Peace Corps in Paraguay in the early 1990s. The previous award winners voted unanimously for him.

Posts from the Skoll World Forum

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At last night's awards ceremonies, the highlight was seeing four short films on four of the Skoll Social entrepreneurs. I learned that my buddy Martin Burt was on the front line of a revolution in Paraguay when mayor of the capital city, by calling in garbage trucks and bulldozers to surround the congress building while the army was busy shooting people. I have been blogging for Social Edge this week, and have grouped together several of my blogs from there for the Beneblog!