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Does the Outrage Over Zelaya Smack of Hypocrisy? | Newsweek International July 20, 2009

Posted by ramosy in Uncategorized.

Yet in the rush to judgment on Honduras, regional heads of state showed selective zeal for democracy, at best (Zelaya, a lame duck, had been plotting to rewrite the Constitution, presumably to allow him to run for a second term). Their elision could be felt around the world: Latin leaders from reliable democracies like Mexico, Chile, and Brazil have been strangely silent as a growing number of populists and autocrats in Latin America have, in recent years, leveraged their charisma to open the door to permanent reelection and quash the other impediments of democracy—legislatures, courts, and constitutions.

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