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Houston Heart Surgeon Elected Vice President of Guatemala
Date:11/5/2007

temala's economic success," says the new Vice President. "We hope to put an end to the violence and corruption that has plagued our country, which will make Guatemala more attractive to foreign business."

To tackle healthcare in Guatemala, Dr. Espada seeks to improve access to preventive medicine and clean drinking water.

"The leading causes of death in Guatemala are not cancer, heart disease, or other similar conditions," the doctor says. "The illnesses killing this country are entirely preventable, and I want to make sure Guatemalans have access to the treatment, medicine and water that can save their lives."

Guatemala also suffers from one of the worst malnutrition rates in the world, affecting more than 50 percent of the country's children. Dr. Espada hopes to gain international support through the United Nations and other health organizations to help combat the problem.

Dr. Espada earned his medical degree at the Universidad San Carlos in Guatemala City, and trained as a heart surgeon under the famed Dr. Michael DeBakey in Houston.

For more information, contact Alan Bentrup at 800-559-4534 (office), 713-553-3358 (mobile) or alan@androvett.com.


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