Saturday, April 26, 2014

Latin America: Then and Now

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Latin America: Then and Now
April 26, 2014

Friday, April 25, 2014

The picture tells the story. Latin America has democratized, moved to the Left, and elevated the status of women. Top foto, left to right: Cristina Kirchner (Justicialist Party), president of Argentina; Michelle Bachelet (Socialist Party), president of Chile; Dilma Roussef (Workers' Party), president of Brazil at the inauguration of President Bachelet, 2014.

Bottom, left to right: Jorge Rafael Videla dictator of Argentina from 1976 to 1981. Augusto Pinochet, dictator of Chile from 1973 to 1990. Artur da Costa e Silva, second President of Brazil during the military regime (1964-1985) created after the 1964 coup d'├ętat.

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