Guy W. Farmer

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March 7, 2010
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Commentary: Hillary Clinton in South America

As Secretary of State Hillary Clinton delivered earthquake relief supplies to Chile early last week, a Spanish judge was indicting Venezuela's rabidly anti-American president, Hugo Chavez, on charges of helping two terrorist groups to plan political assassinations.

Those two juxtaposed events illustrate a welcome trend toward political moderation in Latin America with many countries moving away from Chavez and his allies, including Cuba's Castro brothers, and toward a more pragmatic relationship with the United States. Other than Fidel and Raul Castro, his mentors, Chavez is left with only two hard-core allies: presidents Evo Morales of Bolivia and Nicaragua's old Sandinista, …

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