Chile's economic "miracle" has lifted many Chileans from poverty and become a fiscal model for Latin America. Martin Savidge hosts Peter Winn and Victoria Hurtado to discuss the underside of Chile's prosperity, focusing on the middle class, growing inequality and the younger generation.
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U.S. President Barack Obama joined his Canadian and Mexican counterparts as they completed a summit meeting in Mexico on Monday. Shannon O’Neil of the Council on Foreign Relations discusses the issues tackled, including trade, the H1N1 flu and the drug war.
Increasing unemployment and poverty are making people more vulnerable to human traffickers, according to the State Department's annual report on human trafficking released Tuesday. E. Benjamin Skinner of the Carr Center for Human Rights Policy discusses modern slavery.
As the recession continues, Germany's economy -- Europe's largest -- is contracting rapidly. France announced Wednesday that it has slipped into recession. Marcus Mabry of The New York Times discusses the deepening economic downturn and what may be in store for Europe.
For the first time in history, more people are living in cities rather than in the country. But urbanization has come with a cost -- there has been an explosion of world slums over the past decade. Worldfocus.org's weekly radio show explored urban slums. Listen now.
Roben Farzad of BusinessWeek magazine discusses the optimism about the global economy in Europe. Britain reported its sharpest economic decline in 30 years on Friday, yet economists were upbeat, saying it was the beginning of the end.
Reginald Dale, a senior fellow in the Europe program at the Center for Strategic and International Studies, discusses the divide over regulation between France and Germany and the UK and U.S. and whether Russia will respond to President Obama's pledge to "reset" the relationship with Russia.