03 January, 2006

Latin America and the US

Quico, over at CaracasChronicles, recently posted a link to an op-ed in the Washington Post. The piece offers a short, but wide perspective on Latin American-US relations in the near future. In short, the short-term does not look so favorable for US and Latin American relations, though the more optimistic long-term expectations may yet prevail. Basically, Latin America is not yet through it's current "wave" of leftist presidential elections. Though the recent election of Morales represents another example of Castro's increasingly-less-isolated rule, in the long term Diehl, who wrote the WaPo piece, believes the region's current leftist leaders may not stand the test of Democracy. I should agree with him, if only because I would like to be optimistic. Check it out here.

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