3 Jul 2010
Award winning director, Oliver Stone, and activist historian, Tariq Ali, talk about the sea change in Latin American leadership and economic reforms on the continent while promoting Stone’s latest documentary South of the Border, co-written by Ali.
Latin America is the only continent on the planet where a number of countries reject neoliberal economics.
According to Stone, former Argentinean president, Néstor Kirchner, was the first president to reject neoliberal economics -- and he brought his country out of severe economic crisis by so doing.
Stone interviewed several Latin American leaders, including Hugo Chavez (Venezuela), Raúl Castro (Cuba), Evo Morales (Bolivia), Cristina Kirchner (Argentina), Luiz Inácio Lula Da Silva (Brazil) and Rafael Correa (Ecuador) for his documentary. He laments the fact that they many of these leaders are misrepresented and in some cases deliberately demonised by the mainstream media.
South of the Border opened in American cinemas last week.
The clip above is an excerpt of an hour-long Democracy Now interview with Stone and Ali, to watch the full interview, please click here.