Latin American Populism
The article distinguishes between the left and populism, traces the roots of the phenomena and sees the development of populism in Latin America. It ends with the following paragraph:
Many Latin Americans believe that their countries are rich, whereas in truth they are not. Populists blame poverty on corruption, on a grasping oligarchy or, nowadays, on multinational oil or mining companies. That often plays well at the ballot box. But it is a misdiagnosis. Countries develop through a mixture of the right policies and the right institutions. Whatever their past achievements, the populists are leading Latin America down a blind alley.A spot-on analysis. A must-read.
Bolivia, Bolivien, Evo, Evo Morales, Peru, Peru Elections, Ollanta Humala,
Venezuela, Chavez, Hugo Chavez