• 00:01    |    
    Opening credits
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  • 01:31    |    
    Interview with James Roberts by Carlisle Johnson
    • How would you describe the genesis of the n Index of Economic Freedom?
    • How can the index be implemented in countries such as Mexico?
    • Have economic freedom and the free trade system failed? Should it be re-examined?
    • What advantages has Latin America had from free trade?
    • How can you demonstrate that economic freedom brings tangible benefits?
    • Why is there no free trade agreement between the U.S. and Colombia yet?
    • Will Venezuelan president Hugo Chávez continue to slip politically?
    • Will the U.S. Congress approve the United States-Colombia trade promotion agreement?
    • Is the Cuban regime relinquishing its power?
    • What is Heritage Foundation's position on the trade embargo issue?
    • Will the United States Congress fund the Merida Initiative?
    • Will United States' ties with Brazil grow stronger?
    • What do you think about the conversion of Guatemalan sugar to ethanol?
    • Do you think presidents Evo Morales and Rafael Correa will fail in their efforts to rewrite constitutions?
    • Has Mexican president Felipe Calderón taken steps to break up monopolies?
    • Have the impediments to the United States-Panama trade promotion agreement been removed?
    • Will the Organization of American States (OAS) work harder to implement the spirit of the Inter-American Democratic Charter?
    • Will Latin America sustain its record of positive economic growth?
    • Is the n Index of Economic Freedom based on a country's acts or intentions?
    • Can government control prices?
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    Final words
  • 50:04    |    
    Final credits

Interview with James Roberts by Carlisle Johnson

New Media  | 03 de junio de 2008  | Vistas: 1623

About this video

James Roberts is the Research Fellow in Freedom and Growth at the Heritage Foundation's Center for International Trade and Economics and editor of the Index of Economic Freedom.  In this interview, Roberts discusses political and economic developments in Latin America; U. S. congressional decisions related to the free trade agreements with Colombia and Panama; the intentions of the Organization of American States (OAS) towards the Inter-American Democratic Charter; and the leftist presidencies in South America. He also analyzes the current situation regarding economic freedom in Latin America for 2008.


Interview with James Roberts by Carlisle Johnson
James Roberts

Special Collections Room
Universidad Francisco Marroquín
Guatemala, June 3rd 2008

New Media - UFM production.  Guatemala, June 2008
Camera: Jorge Samayoa, Manuel Alvarez; digital editing: Alexander Arauz; index and synopsis: Carlos Barreno; content reviser: Daphne Ortiz; publication: Mario Pivaral / Carlos Petz


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