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.

7 comments:

terrette said...

Brilliant site!

I found you by recommendation of Arran's Alley (http://omnium.blogdrive.com/).

Will return soon. Fanni

www.terrette.blogspot.com

Thivai Abhor said...

Thanks Karlo--I hadn't heard anything about this.

Karlo said...

Please visit often! I'm also a long-time fan of Arran's Alley.

DBK said...

I wonder if this is partly a reaction to the boneheaded fascist in the White House. That's a bit something or other centric, I am sure, but the US casts a large shadow. Plus, I think dumping on Chavez probably strengthens his position with the poor and lower middle class in Venezuela.

Well done, George. You create more terrorists AND more leftists.

Karlo said...

At last, we've found something positive about the Shrub administration.

terrette said...

That's a faintly convincing analysis of Bush's dark shadow, but, in any case, let's hope no one ever feels compelled to find something positive to say about "President Bush" again.

Karlo said...

As they say at AA meetings, sometimes people have to hit rock bottom before they seek a cure, and that "bottom" is different for different people. Maybe the American right won't change their mind until their houses are bombed and they're all standing outside someone's mansion fighting over the scraps thrown over the fence.