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Mexico, Turkey among list of countries that benefitted from global recession

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A worker paints the stage in front of the Guanajuato basilica for Pope Benedict XVI to use during his visit to Guanajuato, Mexico on March 22, 2012. Pope Benedict XVI will visit Mexico between March 23 and 26 on his first visit to the country. AFP PHOTO/Hector Guerrero (Photo credit should read HECTOR GUERRERO/AFP/Getty Images) HECTOR GUERRERO/AFP/Getty Images

The economic crisis that began in 2008 here in the U.S. spread far beyond far beyond our borders. It triggered a world-wide downturn that's still causing turmoil, especially in Europe.

But there are some countries that may have actually benefited from the global recession. Foreign Policy magazine has been looking into some of the ones that ended up in the winner's column: South Korea, Turkey, Canada, Mexico, Poland, Indonesia and Sweden.

Josh Keating, associate editor at the magazine, joins the show to discuss why certain countries did better than others.

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