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Saving the World’s Poor

Peruvian economist Hernando de Soto discusses the nexus of terrorism, human rights, democracy, and poverty. He talks about his experiences in Peru in the 1970s and 1980s, when the country fell victim to a Marxist terrorist movement called the Shining Path. De Soto explains that democracy is the facilitation of “learning to live with your neighbors,” and therefore, democracy must permeate every level of society—not just the ballot box.

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