June 23, 2010

BECAUSE THOSE EXPERIMENTS IN LATIN AMERICAN LEFTISM ALWAYS WORK OUT SO WELL:

El Salvador president under fire (Alex Renderos, 6/24/10, The Los Angeles Times)

When Mauricio Funes took office a year ago as El Salvador's first leftist president, he promised to "reinvent" the impoverished, polarized nation.

"The Salvadoran people asked for change, and change starts now," he proclaimed in his inaugural speech. His election was greeted with high expectations and celebration by many Salvadorans who had long felt disenfranchised.

A year later, Funes faces an avalanche of criticism, from opponents and supporters alike, over broken promises, corrupt management and a failure to halt rising violence that threatens to turn the nation into "a criminal state."

Posted by Orrin Judd at June 23, 2010 5:54 PM
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