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José Selected for Time Magazine's 100 Most Influential People in the World

April 2012

I was holed up in my room in a nearly empty hotel in Haiti, waiting for the hurricane said to be headed our way. It was a bad time even for that earthquake-afflicted country: cholera had broken out and was expected to spread. Suddenly I heard a familiar laugh, headed down to the bar and found José Andrés holding court with journalists on behalf of a solar-powered cookstove that cheaply boils water for people with little or no access to fuel. Encountering José in a crumbling hotel in Haiti was entirely to be expected.

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