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Spotlight profile: Juan Jose Valdes, Cartographer, National Geographic Society

November 04, 2013

Juan Valdes describes two significant journeys in his life: his arrival in the U.S. as a child refugee from Cuba and his path to a career as the official geographer of the National Geographic Society. These intertwined stories are recounted as part of a lecture presented for Nat Geo Live! about the how the NGS created its first map of Cuba in over a century.

 

View the video (running time: 18:35): http://video.nationalgeographic.com/video/specials/nat-geo-live-specials/valdes-lecture-nglive/

Read more about Juan and his work: http://education.nationalgeographic.com/education/news/real-world-geography-juan-valdes/?ar_a=1

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