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MercatorNet – A continent where Communism lingers on

Date: Nov 23, 2009

“Communism hasn’t died. Indeed, it thrives in many regions of the world – North Korea, Vietnam, China… and, of all places, Latin America. Populist dictatorships of various creeds have popped up all over the continent, from Bolivia to Nicaragua, passing through Ecuador and, of course, the pitiable rising star, Venezuela, not to mention the island of the venerable Fidel Castro. Why? How can this be? As a Latin American, I cannot help asking myself this question at least once a day as I read the regional newspapers and learn about the most outrageous acts of corruption, the grossest public lies, the foulest deceptions, and — more recently -– the absurd rants of a warmongering fool.”
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