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South American Socialism

A political movement called Socialism of the 21st Century has shaped many South American economies but has it been a disaster for the region?

Over the last two decades South America has witnessed a series of large scale economic experiments where countries have introduced their own brand of left wing politics. Dubbed Socialism of the 21st Century its successes and failures are debated by Dr Asa Cusack from the LSE Latin America and Caribbean Centre and Professor Ricardo Hausmann of Harvard University's Kennedy School of Government. David Grossman tells ten stories which help explain the world of contemporary capitalism.

This programme was first broadcast on Thursday 13 September 2018.

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