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World Economic Forum on Latin America

Felix A. Maradiaga and Teresa Kay-Aba Kennedy at World Economic Forum in Rio

From April 13th through April 17th, 2009, I participated in the World Economic Forum on Latin America in Rio de Janiero, Brazil. The Summit brought together some of the world’s top policy and decision makers to discuss that region and global challenges. I also attended a special Young Global Leaders gathering. President Lula of Brazil was there and I had a “Meet the Leader” session with President Alvaro Uribe of Colombia.

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In flight on South African Airways

GLOBAL VIEW: Although I am American, I was blessed to have an international upbringing. My parents were pioneers in cross-cultural communications and Learning through the Arts. I was born in Accra, Ghana; started school in Adelaide, Australia; and as a Stetcher Scholar, studied and lived in Rome, Italy. I have traveled to over 30 countries around the world and have been on all continents except for Antarctica. I am joyful when I board trains and planes (not necessarily automobiles).