Derisive diatribes about the state of the nation, nation states and swerving leftward
1 November 2004
Uruguay Swerves Left
Uruguay has now joined in South America's political tilt to the left, electing the country's first leftist president, socialist Tabare Vazquez (a 64-year-old cancer specialist and former mayor of the capital of Montevideo). Municipal elections have also brought gains for left-leaning governments in Venezuela and Chile. While Shrub and company are pulling the U.S. to the right, other countries in the Americas are clearly swerving leftward.