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2006-07-07 12:25:00

By Alistair Scrutton WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The advance of Latin America's left abruptly stopped at the door of the United States with the election of a conservative president in Mexico, but Washington could still have trouble reestablishing its influence in the continent. Harvard-educated Felipe Calderon's election win in Mexico this week bucked a trend in the region, where populist and leftist leaders in countries like Venezuela, Bolivia, Brazil and Argentina are challenging U.S. interests...

2006-06-05 15:01:53

By Alistair Scrutton LIMA, Peru (Reuters) - If Alan Garcia's pledges are to be believed, his victory in Peru may signal that pragmatic social democracy is making more inroads in Latin America than headline-grabbing anti-U.S. populism in Venezuela and Bolivia. The election of Bolivian President Evo Morales and his backing from anti-U.S. Venezuelan leader Hugo Chavez have sparked worries in Washington about the influence in the region of leftists ready to befriend Iran or nationalize...

Word of the Day
  • Scandinavian punch made of claret and aquavit with spices and raisins and orange peel and sugar.
This word comes from the Swedish 'glogg,' which is an alteration of 'glodgat,' mulled (wine).