Fernando Espuelas is an entrepreneur and political strategist in Washington, DC. He advises corporate leaders, governments, and prominent people across the globe as Co-Chairman of Mercury in Washington, DC. In a wide-ranging international career spanning three decades, Espuelas has bridged the worlds of communications, technology, and politics. Espuelas has produced and hosted top-rated national TV and radio programs, and contributed to the major new outlets. Fernando Espuelas is a Henry Crown Fellow and Member of the Aspen Global Leadership Network at the Aspen Institute. Espuelas co-founded and was the first Chairman and CEO of StarMedia, the pioneering Internet media and technology company for Spanish- and Portuguese-speaking audiences worldwide. StarMedia led the way in the development of the Latin American Internet industry, including raising the first dollar of venture funding and the first IPO for a Latin Internet company.