Sunday, March 15, 2009

Reaganites crap a brick

The FMLN can now add the presidency of El Salvador to its list of accomplishments. We'll see what that ends up meaning in the upcoming months (I'm sure US corporate media will try to spin the result for the foreseeable future), but for the moment, one can't help but be impressed by the latest leftist leader elected in Latin America.

Favorite US media quote comes from CNN, in which someone makes the distinction between "good leftists" and "bad leftists." The "good ones" no doubt are the ones who put a somewhat more humane face on neoliberalism, whereas the "bad" leftists tend to be cats like Hugo Chavez (the US elites' favorite demon now that Fidel Castro is elderly and less visible).

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