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Rafael Correa Delgado, President of Ecuador

Rafael Correa Delgado of Ecuador talks about the failure of American policy and the rise of socialism in South America. So can he make a difference?

President Rafael Correa Delgado is a Western-educated economist who says he is fighting for social justice.

He became president of Ecuador in 2007 on a populist message of speaking out for the poor and boosting development, while integrating more with the region -- in particular with the group of left-wing countries that have now emerged in Latin America.

He also wants to put environment at the centre of policy.

So can he make a difference?

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This programme was restored as part of the World Service archive project