The two deadly sins of greed and power-hunger have become accepted qualities of modern leaders. This does not mean, however, that morality and ethics are irrelevant or obsolete.
By Mario Saavedra
At different times in history it has been Athens, Venice and Milan. Today it’s São Paulo, Shanghai, Istanbul and Barcelona: large cities that sign international diplomatic agreements directly with other governments, either local or national, without necessarily going through their capital city. Mayors or governors have thus become the new diplomats.