US doesn’t like Evo Morales either because he was bff’s with Chavez who the US spent a decade hatingoChile:Michelle Bachelet is the President of Chile2014 to presentslightly left of center left; more left than Obama; about as left of Bernie Sandersshe had a great first term, but you can’t be president consecutively; she was so popular that when she was allowed toagain she was voted into power againstudent movement for free / greatly reduced education up to collegenumber one trading partner is the USAdecent middle class and decent level of technology and developmentoBrazil:Biggest economy of Latin America, most populated, biggest by sizeFormer president of Brazil WAS Dilma Rouseff from 2011 to 2016She was just center left; a little further left than Obama but not much Latin Americans don’t have as much so they vote in people who will redistribute the wealthMillions of people below the poverty lineWhat happened?? She was just impeached!Wednesday August 31, 2016 Dilma was officially impeachedShe “manipulated the federal budget in order to hide the financial problems”oThe official reason she was impeached
September 6, 2016She wasn’t thrown out for criminal charges or corruption or embexxlement it was just a technicality chargeMichel Temer is now president of Brazil (2016-present)75 years old, was vice presidenthe himself was just slightly to the right of where Dilma wasthere is a great spectrum of leftist policies in Latin Americahe probably won’t lastohe himself is under multiple investigations for massive corruptionany bad thing that a politician can do, he is being investigated forhe may be impeached and thrown in jail alsofor now, learn this: he is moving Brazil even closer to thecenterit looks like Latin America is pulling back from the leftistoit looks like Latin America is pulling back from all leftPanamaParaguayColumbia: they are important because they are allies to the USA after we helped them fight a drug war in the 80scurrent president is Juan Manuel Santos 2010-presenthe is in his 2ndtermhe is just central right, took over from someone who was even more right than himhas been conservative side for a couple decadesArgentina:For a decade or two was also in left leaning oHusband and wife team called KirchnersHas just been a disasterIt should be super rich but has just been flounderingIt just went down under the Kirchners for no good reasonSo in 2016 they voted the left outNow there is Mauricio Macri is the current president of Argentina
September 6, 2016Center rightoStill mostly left leaning but now there are more right peopleoIt definitely is moving right over in Europ
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- Spring '08
- Left-wing politics, Political spectrum