Latin America: A Resurgent Left?

by John L. Hammond

I appreciate the helpful comments of Lynn Chancer, Laura Kramer, and Karsten Struhl.

  1. In this article I will focus on the elected presidents. Some of the same forces were responsible for the close call in Mexico and the less close but still significant showing in Peru, but in the zero-sum game of electoral victory, it is the winners who will influence the course of events. I will pay most attention to the larger countries, saying little about Ecuador, Nicaragua, and Uruguay.
  2. Bush's tour was billed as a "We Care" tour, but as the residents of New Orleans and the U.S. veterans seeking medical care know, when the Bush administration announced that it cares, one can be sure that it doesn't.