Latin America’s New Class of Dictators Have Hijacked Democracy

Posted on October 22, 2015 • Filed under: Latin America News, Politics

Carlos Sabino – opinion- – With the complete restoration of diplomatic relations between Cuba and the United States, we have returned to a time when Latin American dictatorships are tolerated, even accepted, as long as they meet certain requirements.

These 21st-century dictators have grown stronger, and democratic leaders around the world rush to embrace them at those international summits they enjoy so much. No one so much as raises his voice to these new rulers. They receive no criticism whatsoever, not even indirectly.

Bolivia is the latest example of how Latin American dictatorships consolidate themselves. President Evo Morales aims to run for office again in 2019. If he wins, he will have been in power for two decades by the end of his fourth term.

Previously, Ecuadorian President Rafael Correa, and his Nicaraguan counterpart Daniel Ortega, achieved a similar victory, following in the footsteps of the late Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez. READ ARTICLE

Share This Story
  • Print
  • Digg
  • StumbleUpon
  • Facebook
  • Yahoo! Buzz
  • Twitter
  • Google Bookmarks
  • Add to favorites
  • email