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Progress in Latin America

The limitations of Bolivarian socialism, it seems, are at least as visible from South America as they are from glamorous Queens: the WSJ reports that recent appointments by leftist Peruvian president-elect Humala are market friendly economists.

Like former Brazilian president Lula, Humala is a long time Latin leftie whose rhetoric can be anti-Yanqui and anti-capitalism.  But also like Lula (who went out of his way to maintain good relations with George W. Bush), Humala seems to understand that growth not rhetoric is what most helps the poor.

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