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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...
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...
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