March 12, 2014

Age of Latin American Dictator Is Ending

Enrique Krauze, New Republic

The Associated Press

It is not hyperbolic to argue that the future of democracy in Latin America is at stake in the streets of Venezuela. A rebirth of political liberties in Caracas would reverberate in Cuba, which would lose its nearly free supply of oil and watch its ideological prestige quickly diminish.

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TAGGED: Latin America, Venezuela


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