The Strategic Challenge for the Latin American Left

Great article by former Ecuadoran president Rafael Correa.

Journal of People

by Rafael Correa 

teleSUR | February 22, 2018

Latin American Presidents. From left to right: Evo Morales (Bolivia), José Mujica (Uruguay), Dilma Rousseff (Brazil), Cristina Fernandez (Argentina), Rafael Correa (Ecuador) in 2014.

Latin American Presidents. From left to right: Evo Morales (Bolivia), José Mujica (Uruguay), Dilma Rousseff (Brazil), Cristina Fernandez (Argentina), Rafael Correa (Ecuador) in 2014. | Photo: Reuters
Mass-Media has become the main opposition to the progressive governments of the region.

After the long and sad neoliberal night of the 1990s – which broke entire nations like Ecuador – and since Hugo Chávez won the Presidency of the Republic of Venezuela at the end of 1998, the rightist governments of the continent began to be overthrown like houses of cards, bringing Popular governments and aligned with ‘Socialism of Good Living’ across our America.

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4 thoughts on “The Strategic Challenge for the Latin American Left

  1. Thanks for passing that on. I hope Venezuela can hang in there. I was pleased to see Maduro turn up for the summit of Islamic leaders in Istanbul last December. Countries with common interests are starting to get together at last!

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  2. From what I’ve read, Alan, the problems in Venezuela are greatly exaggerated by the western media (and the Venezuelan media). The opposition (with CIA help) has essentially declared economic war on Venezuela. I see the fact that Maduro has called a presidential election as a very good sign – I was also pleased to see the big uptake of his new oil backed cryptocurrency the Petro. Too many Venezuelans have experienced a vast improvement in their living conditions since Chavez – I cannot see that they can be contained by a right wing government. Things have come too far.

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