Today we did a 2 hour program about economics, specifically about globalization/the IMF/ and 3rd world debt. It pulled everything together rather well. On some level most of the problems Latin America has go back to a rejection of free trade in the 50's, at least that's what the Libertarian in me is saying. Still it seems the IMF is forcing Latin American leaders to make desisions that do nothing more than pay the interest on their debt.
Economics is such a big issue, I'm not informed enough about it.