“This is a victory for the Latin American revolution”

A former Catholic bishop, Fernando Lugo, has become president of Paraguay. He joins Hugo Chavez of Venezuela, Evo Morales of Bolivia, and Rafael Correa of Ecuador as another hard left leader of a South American country who is making economic and social reform a priority.

While Dubya and the neocons have been preoccupied in the Middle East, radicals are getting elected as presidents in South America.

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