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Ulises Juárez Polanco

Ulises Juárez Polanco

Writer, editor, arts manager and lawyer

GCL 2014 Nicaragua

Achievements Or Awards

- TEDxManagua2013 Speaker. - Founding member of Global Shapers Managua, part of the community of Global Shapers , "a network of hubs developed and led by young people who are exceptional in their potential, their achievements and their drive to make a contribution to their communities." An Initiative of the World Economic Forum. - Selected in 2011 by Guadalajara International Book Fair as one of "The 25 Best Kept Secrets of Latin America", "25 voices and languages ​​to decipher today, Latin America."- 2009-2010. Fondo Nacional para la Cultura y las Artes Fellow. Writer in Residence. Programa de Residencias Artísticas para Creadores de Iberoamérica y Haití en México.- First Prize, Segundo Concurso “Cuentos a la Patria” (2008). La Prensa Literaria, Diario La Prensa. - Two times finalist in Unión Latina Prize for Newest Hispanic American Short Narrative Award (2006, 2008) and included in the Newest Hispanic American Short Narrative Anthology (2007, 2009), a recompilation of the most promising Spanish Latin American writers under age 27.- Nicaraguan Representative in national and international tournaments of competitive debate. Member of the national university champion team in the IV Torneo Interuniversitario de Debate Competitivo (2004). - First Prize, schools category: Concurso de Ensayo Relevancia y Pensamiento de Santo Tomás Moro en la situación de Nicaragua hoy día (2001). Universidad Thomas More.

Profesion

Writer, editor, arts manager and lawyer

Hobbies

Job Experience

Author of four short story collections: Siempre llueve a mitad de la película (Nicaragua, 2008), Las flores olvidadas (Mexico: FONCA / AECID, 2009), Los días felices (Costa Rica: Uruk editores, 2011) and La felicidad nos dejó cicatrices (España: Valparaiso ediciones, 2014). 2013-Present. Executive Director. Centroamérica cuenta (www.centroamericacuenta.com). 2009, 2010-Present. Editor in-Chief. El hilo azul (Revista literaria del Centro Nicaragüense de Escritores) & Carátula (Revista Cultural Centroamericana). 2005-Present. Co-founder and General Manager. Leteo ediciones, a non-profit publishing initiative. 2005, 2009. Correspondent in Brazil and Mexico for Nuevo Amanecer Cultural, cultural supplement of El Nuevo Diario. 2003-2005. Editor in-Chief. Nueva Generación, editorial page (Sundays) of El Nuevo Diario.

Higher Education

Graduate Degree in International Development Cooperation. Universidad Americana, Managua, Nicaragua.Graduate Degree in Corporate Law (with honors). Universidad Americana, Managua, Nicaragua.Specialization Course in Political Sciences. Universidad de Salamanca (Spain).International Exchange Program. Universidade de Caxias do Sul (UCS), Caxias do Sul, Brazil.Nicaraguan History Advanced Course. Academia de Geografía e Historia de Nicaragua. Managua, Nicaragua.Magna Cum Laude Bachelor of Diplomacy and International Relations. Universidad Americana, UAM. Managua, Nicaragua.Magna Cum Laude Bachelor of Laws. Universidad Americana, UAM. Managua, Nicaragua.

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