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  •  Dilma Rousseff all but endorsed Maduro (6+ / 0-)

    and it's no secret that Lula did as well. In Latin America, the vast majority of Pink Tide governments support the Chavez-Maduro regime. Part of it is Venezuela giving them goodies (oil) and part of it is Chavez and Co. being really good to many leaders in Latin America (Chavez has a lot of personal friends in Pink Tide leaders that transcends politics). I also think you overstate the differences between the hybrid-center left Latin American governments (Brazil, Peru, Uruguay) and the more left-wing ones (Ecuador, Nicaragua, Venezuela). The difference is stylistic more than anything. That said, Brasilia wanted to have nothing to do with rightist Capriles.

    Here is news about Brasilia congratulating Maduro. If you are fluent in Spanish you can even pick up on the subtle friendly and diplomatic gushing between the governments. Remember that Brazil was the big supporter of Venezuelan ingression into Mercosur. The two governments are tight.

    21, Male, Latino-Spanish, OK-1 (Tulsa: The Art Deco, Terracotta, and Cultural Gem of Green Country!); Currently studying in Madrid, Spain

    by gigantomachyusa on Tue Apr 16, 2013 at 12:39:12 PM PDT

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    •  Bolivia (1+ / 0-)
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      As well.

      "Once, many, many years ago I thought I was wrong. Of course it turned out I had been right all along. But I was wrong to have thought I was wrong." -John Foster Dulles. My Political Compass Score: -4.00, -3.69, Proud member of DKE

      by ArkDem14 on Tue Apr 16, 2013 at 04:47:50 PM PDT

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