The United States and Latin America

Latin American has made great strides - from the times of civil wars, hyperinflation, and military coups to today, when the majority of leaders are elected, poverty is reduced, and there is increased economic openness. However, populism, weak democratic institutions, and international crime still threaten progress, and some leaders promote anti-democratic and anti-market solutions to solve the region's problems. US Secretary of Commerce Carlos M. Gutierrez discusses how the US plans to advance freedom and economic growth, especially in Cuba with Atlantic Monthly Media Chairman David G. Bradley.

Speakers: Carlos Gutierrez
Festival: 2008

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