Another South American Nations falls to Socialism - Page 3




 
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Boots
 
May 11th, 2006  
WarMachine
 
 
Freakin' south american politics. All anyone seems to care about there is power and what they have do to gain it. That's not always the case like with Brazil or costa rica, but that sort of mind set does hurt the people living in other countries. I wish there wasn't such a large gap between the rich and poor and that they'd just have a large middle class to stabilize things like the way mexico is trying to go.
May 11th, 2006  
Italian Guy
 
 
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Originally Posted by WarMachine
I wish there [was] a large middle class to stabilize things like the way Mexico is trying to go.
There used to be one in Venezuela before Chavez erased it .
May 12th, 2006  
CABAL
 
 
I think the reason why we see this rise of socialism in South America is because the country was literally ruled by power elites. There was an unequal distribution of wealth and a near absense of Government programs that can assist the poor such as Healthcare programs and welfare.

The relationship between the US and South America is deteriorating as long as the South Americans are unsatisfied about the Free trade agreement with America and the ongoing war in Iraq.

Whenever a US Top officials visit any of these South America countries, there are always angry protestors hurling stones, clashing with police, and breaking shops.
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May 12th, 2006  
bulldogg
 
 

Quote:
Originally Posted by CABAL
I think the reason why we see this rise of socialism in South America is because the country was literally ruled by power elites.
Are you referring to a particular country or the whole continent? It is very unclear from this sentence.
May 12th, 2006  
Pop-a-squat
 
 
I read something about Morales in WORLD Magazine a couple months ago, and I had a feeling he would head down the same alley Venezuela did. Like Chavez before him, Morales is merely copying the stategem of his ally. The man is merely attempting to secure his power.
May 13th, 2006  
WarMachine
 
 
I don't see what's the big problem of Latin America going towards socialism. Socialism is heavy in europe and its trying to be emulated elsewhere because it can work if done efficienty. Sure, you have semi dictators running the show, but any latin american leader is sort of a semi dictator anyway. Better socialists than traditional elitists, I mean if you had a choice of the government that latin america could work progressively with, what else could it be?
May 13th, 2006  
Italian Guy
 
 
Ooops I'm afraid you just stepped on someone's toes.... . Vamos a ver que sucede.
Anyways socialcommunist regimes do always become elitist. There is an upper echelon of have's and the rest of the people in poverty and slavery. Isn't that elitism?
(I know what you meant by "elitist" but it was just to say how nothing really changes for the people, except that under socialsommunism it's also next to impossible leaving your country).
May 13th, 2006  
WarMachine
 
 
Well unless something changes in latin america then i'm afraind they'll never achieve the levels of prosperity the rest of the industrialized world has. It's a shame to think that the USA and Canada was colonized just like Mexico and Argentina but for some reason are not on the same level. I think it's the entrepenuerial spirit of the English that spurred development, and latin america just kept what they had and that was good enough for them. Well, now we're seeing the opposite happening in the oldest settled parts of the western hemisphere.
May 14th, 2006  
loki
 
Socialism is heavy in Europe? Which countries do you mean exactly? As for "old europe", there's Spain and now Italy that have a socialist government (sort of) and thats it. Though I don't know about scandinavian countries. Anyway the EU itself is rather liberal. UK's labour is not really socialist, french UMP is conservative, Germany has a coalition of conservatives and socialdemocrats (!= socialist), Netherlands has a conservative government. Most european countries have whats called a social market economy.
May 14th, 2006  
WarMachine
 
 
Let me put it this way, European governments are more socialistic than the USA ever was. So i suppose they're the best example of some sort of socialism at work.