Vanderbilt Journal of Transnational Law

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I think the thing that we have really seen, Joe, recently, is the fact that we have global companies that are situated everywhere and are very much a part of the societies in which they operate. The way that they can contribute is by really embedding themselves in the local communities and by providing economic support within those communities to help mitigate some of the aspects of poverty within that particular milieu where they are operating. They can contribute by basically making it clear to people that we are all part of the same story. Just because you may be operating in Latin America, your actions do not only bear in that country or in Latin America. Globalization is actually a good thing in that it provides greater opportunities for people everywhere.