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March 01, 2005

"New Leftist Consensus in South America"

A new Uruguay President has inaugurated what the NY Times labels the "new leftist consensus in South America":

From Brazil to Argentina to Ecuador and Venezuela, while demonstrating important differences in style and substance, these new leaders are united in their conviction that the free-market reforms of the 1990's have failed and by a renewed focus on egalitarianism and social welfare...
This is not a radical lurch, but a rejection of the simple bromides of "free markets" and deregulation. Even as Bush is projecting military force all over the world, what is remarkable is how much neoconservative views on global issues are failing among the voters of the developing world.

Posted by Nathan at March 1, 2005 09:14 AM