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En route from Hawaii to Costa Rica I made a short stop in San Francisco, California. Suffice to say that my favourite thing about visiting San Fran was watching Oliver Stone’s fascinating documentary South of the Border, where he gains unprecedented access to several Latin American Presidents, including Hugo Chavez, Evo Morales and Cristina Fernandez.
An inspiring insight into South America’s brave new world of politics, where for the first time in many years Latin Americans feel like they are in control and have some sense of power over their future.
“They wanted to control their own resources, strengthen regional ties, be treated as equals with the U.S, and become financially independent of the International Monetary Fund.” Explains Stone.
Fernando Lugo echos this in one of many uplifting moments in the documentary: “We believe in the roots of change, who would have thought a soldier, a woman…. and indigenous people would rule over Latin America…”
I’d certainly recommend taking a peek.