October 10, 2012

Chavez Win Felt Beyond Latin America

Seumas Milne, The Guardian

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Cynicism and media-fuelled ignorance have prevented many who would naturally identify with Latin America's transformation from recognising its significance. But Chavez's re-election has now ensured that the process will continue - and that the space for 21st-century alternatives will grow.

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