Is South America Making a Left Turn?

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opponent, Evo Morales calls that a phony threat and continues to plan blockades to force big tax increases on foreign oil companies. Bolivia's Indian majority claims it's left out of the economy by the ruling descendents of European colonists. Three-fourths of South America is already governed by leaders who say they're from the Left. Is that more rhetoric than reality? What happened to the so-called -Washington Consensus- for open markets and privatization? Is China a financial intruder on the United States' historic -sphere of influence?- We hear from journalists in Argentina and Brazil, experts on the economics and politics of South America, and a former US Ambassador.
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Text of Syrian President Assad, abbreviated and translated

Daily Star article on opposition's mixed reaction to Assad's proposal

UN Security Council Resolution 1559

Resignation of Bolivian President Carlos Mesa

Tobar's article on resignation of Bolivian President Carlos Mesa

Washington Consensus, Harvard University's Center for International Development on

BBC article on funeral of Italian intelligence agent shot by US in Iraq



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