Former Chilean President Ricardo Lagos
Former Chilean president Ricardo Lagos' political career has spanned some of his country's most dramatic decades. He had close ties to the administration of President Salvador Allende, which was overthrown in a military coup. He was one of the first to openly oppose the dictator behind the coup, Augusto Pinochet. And as president (2000-2006) Lagos negotiated a U.S.-Chilean free trade agreement and pushed for restraint in the run up to the U.S. led invasion of Iraq. We speak with him about the challenge of restoring democracy to Chile, leadership in an increasingly global society, and his political and personal ties to the U.S.