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Latin America’s 2019: Socialist Mobs Fight to Burn Down Conservative Wins

2019 was a year of mixed fortunes in the pursuit of freedom and democracy in Latin America, defined largely by socialist mobs using force to pressure the region to bow to their will. Despite this, the Latin American right secured a major victory in the resignation of far-left Bolivian leader Evo Morales.

SANTIAGO, CHILE - DECEMBER 05: Protesters burn a barricade in downtown Santiago as demonstrations continue against Chilean President Sebastian Pi√±era on December 05, 2019 in Santiago, Chile. Central Bank of Chile forecasts a 1% growth in GDP for 2019, which will be the worst year for Chilean economy since the …

Argentina Swears in Socialist President

Peronist Alberto Fernández assumed power as president in Argentina on Tuesday, a return to power for the socialists after predecessor Mauricio Macri failed to stem an economic decline triggered by a decade of leftist rule.

President of Argentina Alberto Fernandez smiles during the reception of foreign leaders at Salon Blanco of Casa Rosada Government Palace on December 10, 2019 in Buenos Aires, Argentina. (Photo by Tomas Cuesta/Getty Images)

Book: Trump Compares AOC to Evita and She Approves

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) is not a fan of President Donald Trump, but she apparently agreed with his comparing her to Eva Peron, popularly known as Evita, the first lady of Argentina who championed the poor in the 1940s.

NEW YORK, NY - MAY 31: U.S. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) stands with supporters of the One Fair Wage campaign before waiting tables and bartending at the Queensboro Restaurant, May 31, 2019 in the Queens borough of New York City. Ocasio-Cortez participated in an event to raise awareness for the …

Five World Presidential Elections to Watch in 2019

With 2018 in the rear-view mirror, some of the world’s largest, most influential, and most volatile states prepare to elect their heads of government this year. Below, five countries whose presidential races – or attempts at hosting presidential races – will help shape the political impact of 2019.

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