A molecular-biologist-turned-Buddhist-monk says altruism is the answer to many of the world's most pressing challenges. Can concern for others help solve wealth inequality, climate change and world hunger?
Guest Host: Susan Page
Mexico retaliates against the U.S. with tariffs, a party of former leftist guerillas wins the presidential election in El Salvador, and Brazil’s president becomes the first Latin American leader to visit President Obama’s White House. A roundup of Latin American news and the outlook for relations with the U.S.
- Andres Oppenheimer Miami Herald columnist and author of the book "Saving the Americas: Latin America's Dangerous Decline, and What the U.S. Must Do"
- Eric Farnsworth vice president, Council of the Americas; former senior adviser in the White House office of the Special Envoy for the Americas (1995-98); worked in the State Department on Latin American issues (1990-95)
- Cynthia Arnson director of the Latin America Program at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars; coeditor, with I. William Zartman, of "Rethinking the Economics of War: The Intersection of Need, Creed, and Greed."
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