Stories: A sneak peek of session 1 at TEDGlobal 2014

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1-Stories-mainTEDGlobal 2014 is the first official TED conference held in South America. And so the program begins with stories from the continent. In this session, hear surprising voices from South America and the Caribbean islands, from an ad executive whose clever marketing campaigns aim to defuse the Colombian civil war to the chief of the Yawanawa people in the Amazon.

The speakers who’ll appear in this session:

Peru-born author Marie Arana has cultural roots in both Americas, a perspective she brings to her latest work, a remarkable biography of Simón Bolívar.

Ad executive José Miguel Sokoloff has planned marketing campaigns that aim to defuse the guerrilla war in Colombia by encouraging fighters to come back home.

Geoscientist Andrés Ruzostudies the Earth’s heat. He is particularly fascinated by the “Boiling River” of the Amazon, a mysterious hot spot located more than 700 kilometers from the nearest volcanic center.

With roots in the…

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