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Latin America: Leftist Tide?

Christian Gomez is back after a four month recess, arguing that, “there does not exist one ‘left’ which is fueled by Chavez; rather, a moderate brand of governing demonstrated by Lagos, Lula, and Kirschner, which continues to employ economic pragmatism in setting its policy agenda. It is too easy to use Chavez as a lens from which to view the region, since his brand of autocratic populism screams for media attention and lends itself to such witty catchphrases as the recent Foreign Policy cover dubbing him ‘Hugo Boss.'”

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