This week we bring you the first part of an interview with Joseph W. Recinos, the Latin America Director of the Center for Economic and Social Justice. Joe, a development economist, is a volunteer, and a co-founder of CESJ.
In 1986 Joe was appointed a Counselor to the Presidential Task Force on Project Economic Justice. He was also the principal consultant for the ESOP at Finca La Perla, Guatemala, which has received recognition as a new model for land reform. He was project manager of the professional team which designed an “ESOP parallel legal system” funded by the Ministry of Planning in Costa Rica, and for the USAID-funded project to implement ESOPs in Guatemala.
In 1991 Joe designed a 100% ESOP buyout to privatize the seed processing plants owned by the Ministry of Natural Resources of Honduras. He also advised the World Bank on privatization of the Mexican Steel Industry.
Joe was contracted by the Inter-American Development Bank to work with the Ministry of Finance and the Technological Institute of Mexico (ITAM) to design ESOP legislation. He serves as a principal advisor of the Central American Solidarista Labor Federation and has also advised port authority and telecommunications labor unions on ESOP privatization strategies.
Joe received his Masters degree in Economics and Latin American Affairs in 1969 from the Georgetown University School of Foreign Service, and his B.A. in Political Science and Economics in 1967 from the City University of New York. In 1989 Joe received CESJ’s Soldier (now Servant) of Justice Award.
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