Interview | 6/12/2009 12:00:00 AM
“There is no reason why poverty cannot be eliminated completely”
SEMANA spoke to Muhammad Yunus, Nobel Peace Prize winner in 2006, who recently signed an agreement to create a microcredit institution in Colombia which resembles his world famous Grameen bank.
Bearing in mind Yunus’ background, SEMANA United States correspondent Juan Carlos Iragorri interviewed the Bangladeshi economist on his microcredit system, on how Latin American countries can fight poverty and how the world can overcome the current financial crisis. Furthermore he asked the Nobel Prize winner to give his opinion on how Colombia can achieve peace with the guerrillas and paramilitaries.