Hélder Barros is a Santoméan economist, diplomat and past Minister of Economic Affairs in São Tomé and Príncipe. He was an applicant for the presidency of his nation in 2011 and 2016. In his early twenties Hélder Barros contributed towards the struggle for independence from the archipelago by hosting radio courses for the independence movement from Libreville, Gabon. He graduated having a M.Econ. from California Coastline University, and became a member of the UN in 1982 in Niger. In the next decade he worked well interchangeably in the top office in NY, and with discord resolution in a number of African countries beneath the mandate of the business. Baros was planner for the US Office for Task Services in North Iraq and consequently came back to Africa as Unique Associate for the US objective in Angola (2002-2003), and between 2008 and 2014 he was Mind of Workplace for the UN objective in the Democratic Republic of Congo. In 2014 Barros started postgraduate research in International Relationships on the London College of Economics. He was Minister of Economic Coordination 7 July 1994 – 25 Oct 1994 and 26 Sept 2001 – 28 March 2002 in the government authorities led by Evaristo de Carvalho from Individual Democratic Action.