IDB Event: Moisés Naím ("Illicit: How Smugglers, Traffickers and Copycats are Hijacking the Global Economy"):
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Description of Pictures: Moisés Naím, Editor-in-Chief of Foreign Policy and former minister of industry and trade for Venezuela will discuss his new book, Illicit: How Smugglers, Traffickers and Copycats are Hijacking the Global Economy, in which the author demystifies the global trade in illegal goods and services and, in the process, presents an original portrait of globalization that skillfully eschews the utopian doggerel that often characterizes such accounts. Naím provides a detailed tour of the major globalized criminal activities—drug production and distribution, illegal arms dealing, human trafficking, counterfeiting, money laundering and so on—and introduces a host of criminal networks that profit from them.
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Description of Subject Matter: The Inter-American Development Bank's Cultural Center showcases and provides a forum for discussion for the intellectual and artistic works of the Bank’s 47 member countries, particularly those from Latin America and the Caribbean. All events are free and open to the public.
The Cultural Center also provides small grants to local organizations for micro projects that promote cultural development in the region.
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2005 photos: Equipment this year: I used four cameras -- two Fujifilm S7000 cameras (which were plagued by dust inside the lens), a new Fujifilm S5200 (nice but not great and I hated the proprietary xD memory chips), and a Canon PowerShot S1 IS (returned because it felt flimsy to me). I gave my Epson camera to my catsitter. Both of the S7000s were in for repairs over Christmas.
Trips this year: Florida (for Lotusphere), a driving trip down south (seeing sites in North Carolina, South Carolina, Florida, and Georgia), Williamsburg, and Chicago.
Number of photos taken this year: 147,000.
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