Luke Skywalker Inspired Him As a Boy. Now, His Company Makes Low-Cost Prosthetics.

By Khalea Robertson

From Urubamba, Peru, Enzo Romero started LAT Bionics to put prostheses within reach for more people.

This article is adapted from AQ’s special report on Uruguay In his childhood, Enzo Romero, 30, was enchanted by Star Wars’ Luke Skywalker—but for a reason different than most. This native of Urubamba, Peru, was inspired by his hero to learn how to build prostheses— and has built a 10-person company that produces about 50 of them per year at relatively low cost. This interview was edited for clarity and length. Americas Quarterly: What led you to create LAT Bionics Enzo Romero: When I saw Star Wars as a boy, what impressed me the most was Luke [Skywalker]’s...

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