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Tuesday, February 4, 2014
In Latin America, right in retreat as left wins more elections
Venezuela's acting President Nicolas Maduro holds a picture of
the late president Hugo Chavez during a campaign rally in Catia la mar
on April 9, 2013. BOGOTA, Colombia — More than two decades after the Cold War, during
which the United States backed anti-communist military rulers and pushed
free-market policies in Latin America, conservative governments have
virtually disappeared from the region.
The leftward shift has been underway since the start of the
millennium, but in recent years, the political axis of the hemisphere
has tilted even further, as candidates who promise greater social
spending and wealth redistribution win again and again. When the term of
Chilean conservative Sebastián Piñera ends in March, right-leaning
presidents will be in power only in small Central American nations and