By Eric Toussaint
27, 2008 -- In Latin America, if we exclude Cuba, we can point to three general
categories of governments. First, the governments of the right, the allies of Washington,
that play an active role in the region and occupy a strategic position: these
are the governments of Álvaro Uribe in Colombia, Alan García in Peru and Felipe
Calderón in México.
we find supposed “left” governments that implement a neoliberal policy and
support the national or regional bourgeoisies in their projects: Brazil,
Uruguay, Chile, Nicaragua and the government of Cristina Fernandez Kirchner,
from Argentina’s Peronists. They are governments that implement a neoliberal
policy that favour grand capital, covered up with some social assistance
measures. In effect, they make it a bit easier to swallow the neoliberal pill
by applying social programs. For example, in Brazil poor families receive a bit
of help from the government, which assures them popular support in the poorest
region of the country.