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Carlos Afonso

By co-founding and co-leading several key organizations, Carlos Afonso advanced Internet development and democratized access in Brazil and other Latin American countries. Two organizations he co-founded have been particularly influential: the Brazilian Institute of Social and Economic Analyses (IBASE), and the Association for Progressive Communications (APC). Afonso was also the visionary behind the first use of the Internet at a United Nations (UN) conference. Read his full bio here.