Greetings from India - Saludos desde la India
The columns will try to answer some fascinating questions: Is India poised to become the next emerging world superpower, like China? Will it follow China's steps and play an increasingly important role in Latin America? Should Latin America follow China's model of exporting manufactured goods, or India's model of exporting services?
I arrived here last Thursday, and have so far interviewed India's Minister of Planning Montek Singh Ahlwalia, Minister of Science and Technology Kapil Subal, the deputy minister of foreign affairs in charge of Latin America, and half a dozen of pro and anti-free market academics. Tomorrow, I'll go to the university, and on Thursday I'm off to Bangalore. Stay tuned!
-- Andres Oppenheimer