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Cablegate: Media Reaction - Chavez and Latin America

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SUBJECT: MEDIA REACTION - CHAVEZ AND LATIN AMERICA

On December 5, conservative, afternoon "La Segunda" (circ. 33,000,
12/5) carried an editorial entitled, "Chavez And His Allies."
Quote:

"There have been numerous presidential elections this year in the
region, but the one that could have the biggest political
repercussion is Hugo Chavez'.... The Venezuelan President is
characterized by his interventionism in countries...and appears to
be Fidel Castro's natural heir, with the advantage of his resources
to promote projects that will mark his presence beyond his own
country.... Chavez continues to extend his influence and seems to
have Lula da Silva's support...and Evo Morales' friendship.... Alan
Garcia won in Peru, and Felipe Calderon succeeded in strengthening
the Mexican government...but his tight victory and the tenacity of
the defeated candidate have given him problems since his swearing-in
ceremony.... Therefore, the region's situation is still
contradictory with the predominance of radical trends, with the
foreseeable political tension and economic stalling, all of which
will have an effect on our country, either directly or indirectly."


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