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Latin America's Leftist Leaders: Implications for U.S. Policy

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Latin America's Leftist Leaders: Implications for U.S. Policy

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Latin America's Leftist Leaders: Implications for U.S. Policy

Latin America's Leftist Leaders: Implications for U.S. Policy

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Just over a week ago, Bolivians overwhelmingly voted for a leftist candidate, Evo Morales, to be their next president. He joins a growing number of left-leaning leaders who've come to power in Latin America. What accounts for this shift to the political left and what are the policy implications for the United States

Guests:

Peter Hakim, president of the Inter-American Dialogue, a private, non-profit center for policy analysis on western hemisphere relations

Roger Noriega, former ambassador to the Organization of American States and former assistant secretary of state for western hemisphere affairs in the George W. Bush administration, currently a visiting fellow at the American Enterprise Institute

Arturo Valenzuela, director of the Center for Latin American Studies at Georgetown University and former senior director for Inter-American Affairs at the National Security Council in the Clinton administration

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