Monday, January 18, 2010

Trend Reversal in Latin America

"After years of victories by leftist candidates, market-friendly moderates are gaining ground in the region," reports Juan Forero — Chile race reflects Latin America's growing preference for free-market centrists. It seems like just yesterday we were reading the opposite.

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Blogger Mark in Spokane said...

That's very good news. Chile in particular is right on the cusp of becoming a "developed" country. If it can remain largely outside the sphere of socialism, it has a real chance to leave behind the kind of grinding systemic poverty that has plagued much of Latin America. That would be something devoutly to be wished for and worked toward.

4:09 AM  
Blogger The Western Confucian said...

I spent a year in Chile as an exchange student and am happy to see it on the cusp of "development."

It's too bad the "rightist" who won is pro-abortion in one of the few countries where the crime is still outlawed.

2:49 PM  

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