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G50 Chairman Moisés Naím

Interview with Fernando Henrique Cardoso

Former president Fernando Henrique Cardoso is remembered for spearheading Brazil's economic boom. However, apart from his two terms as president of Brazil, he is also one the most respected thought leaders in Latin America. In this interview he discusses the dangers for democracy in the world, corruption in the region, the situation in Venezuela and the threats wrought by Trump, Russia and China. Watch the full interview here.

Efecto Naím, 23 Oct 2017

Interview with Sebastián Piñera

Is Sebastián Piñera the change that Chileans are looking for? He was president between 2010 and 2014, and even though he ended his term with diminished popularity, he is favored to win in the upcoming November 2017 elections. In this interview with Moisés Naím, Piñera talks about his election and the transformations he would like to see in Chile and Latin America.  Watch the full interview here. 

Efecto Naím, 18 Oct 2017

Carlos Lozada deciphers Trump

How did Donald Trump get to the presidency? Many have tried to explain his behavior, motivations and invective, but for Washington Post book critic, Carlos Lozada, there is a very particular way to understand Trump: through literature

Efecto Naím, 9 Oct 2017

Snyder and Nuclear War

Is a nuclear war between the United States and North Korea possible? For Scott Snyder, one of the world's foremost experts on North Korea and a member of the Council on Foreign Relations, the answer is yes. Watch as he explains why this is one the most difficult conflicts of our existence. 

Efecto Naím, 2 Oct 2017

"Para el 2045 seremos inmortales"

At age 17, he built a computer that could compose music, and he designed the first program that allowed machines to read aloud. Now he is the director of engineering at Google. This is the life of Ray Kurzweil, a scientist that takes almost 150 pills a day with the hope of achieving "immortality" - something he believes will be possible by 2045. Watch the full interview with him here

Efecto Naím, 25 Sep 2017

El huracán político que está cambiando el mundo: la clase media

What do a farmer in Iowa, a graphic designer in Chile and a retiree in the UK have in common? Two things: They are members of their country's middle class and they're furious with their governments. And their disappointments are transforming politics. 

El País, 22 Sep 2017

El Kremlin en Caracas

Between 2001 and 2011 Venezuela became one of the world's best clients for the Russian arms industry. 

El País, 9 Sep 2017

The New Dictators

Referendums, elections, legislative projects... they are all terms that we associate with democracy. But we are now seeing a worrying tendency: the democratic tools are being transformed in tools for concentrating power and limiting civilians' freedom.  Andrea Kendall-Taylor reveals why personalism is booming and how this threatens democracy at at global level. 

Efecto Naím, 31 July 2017

Organized Crime: Latin America's Plague

Latin America is the world's most deadly region. Eight of the ten most violent countries are Latin American. And even though the region only represents 8% of the world population, 37% of homicides occur in the region. Steven Dudley, the co-founder and co-director of InSight Crime, a journalistic organization dedicated to the investigation of organized crime in Latin America, speaks to Moisés Naím about this plague. 

Efecto Naím, 24 July 2017

Everybody Lies

We lie to pollsters, to our family members, to Facebook...but not to Google. Discover the surprises that our searches in that white box of the Internet can reveal.  

Efecto Naím, 17 July 2017

Exporting Retirees

They don't move from poor countries to rich ones. They don't look for better jobs. And they don't send remittances. The foreigners that retire in Latin America break all stereotypes about immigrants. 

Efecto Naím, 10 July 2017

¿Es inevitable una guerra entre EEUU y China?

The history of the past 500 years shows a striking trend: whenever a nation has risen to compete with the dominant power, the result has most often been war. 

El País, 8 July 2017

The fight to save the world's most successful political idea

Western democracy became the world's most successful political idea. But this ideal is under threat today. Moisés Naím talks to Bill Emmott, former editor in chief of The Economist and author of a new book, The Fate of the West, which argues that the fight is not yet lost. 

Efecto Naím, 3 July 2017

Moisés Naím and Jaime Bayly

Jaime Bayly is irreverent and irresistible. His humor, his intelligence, and his total contempt for privacy (of others...and his own) have transformed him in one of the most famous and controversial people of Latin America. In this unfiltered conversation with Moisés Naím, he talks about his career, the mistakes he has made and his difficult relationship with the people he loves the most.   

Efecto Naím, 26 June 2017

The World Poverty Clock

Every second, one person escapes poverty. 
Homi Kharas,  this week's guest, wants everyone to understand the battle against extreme poverty...and what countries are losing. For this reason, he created the world poverty clock.

Efecto Naím, 19 June 2017. 

Cinco Ideas que Trump Mató

Trump ended the idea that corruption and nepotism at the highest level of government only flourished in dictatorships.

El País, 17 June 2017

Hackers and Cyber attacks

In early May, the cyber attack WannaCry left the world on high alert. How dangerous are these attacks? Tim Maurer, a cyber security expert tells Moisés Naím in this interview. Watch it here

Efecto Naím, 5 June 2017