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Analysts Urge US to Pay More Attention to Latin America

What I want to know is when is the US going to start doing more to promote Democracy in Central and South America. Democracy is hardly democracy when elections are rife with corruption. Democracy is hardly democracy when elected officials abuse the frustrations of the underclass to restrict journalism and manipulate the courts. These are the sort of things happening in countries like Venezuela. Even in more stable nations like Honduras, journalists are bribed, major pubications are owned by presidential candidates, and businesses face huge government barriers born out of corruption and unethical and dubious monopolies.

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As Karen Hughes, the incoming undersecretary of state for public diplomacy, begins the task of trying to improve the U.S. image abroad, one area of concern is Latin America. Relations with most countries in this region have been close and friendly, but there are some challenges emerging.

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