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Wednesday, March 02, 2005

Tabaré Vázquez

At last count, there are six leftist/socialist leaders in Latin America now with the addition of the new president of Uruguay:

MONTEVIDEO, Uruguay - Tabaré Vázquez, a leftist former cancer specialist, was inaugurated Uruguay's president Tuesday, promising to bring help to the poor in a country still recovering from the worst recession in its history.

Personally, I'm very skeptical about the ability of a leftist/socialist government to make a lasting difference for the poor in Latin America. History shows that, in Latin America, turning left means heading in the wrong direction.

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