Lenín Moreno

Lenín Boltaire Moreno Garcés (b. 19 March 1953, in Nuevo Rocafuerte in the province of Orellana) is the vice president of Ecuador. He was inaugurated alongside President Rafael Correa, in 2007. His election was notable because as a paraplegic, Moreno is one of the world’s few disabled national leaders. This paralysis gave him unique insight into the needs and concerns of disabled people, especially those in Ecuador and other developing countries. Once in office, Moreno initiated important changes that improved the lives of disabled people throughout the country, and increasingly, in other countries too. For his work providing respect and dignity to handicapped people he has been nominated for the 2012 Nobel Peace Prize.

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