Tim Wall, producer of “Global Journalist”: Hugo Chavez’s Socialist Party lost its two-thirds supermajority in Venezuela’s legislature after elections last Sunday, Sept. 26. Also lost was their ability to pass laws without opposition. Latin America’s left wing seems to have lost ground recently. Manuel Zelaya, a supporter of Chavez, was deposed last year from the presidency of Honduras. Even Chavez’s role model Fidel Castro admitted that the Cuban model of government doesn’t work in a recent interview with The Atlantic magazine. On the other hand, Evo Morales, another friend of Chavez, was re-elected president of Bolivia last year in a landslide victory. So has hurricane Hugo lost some of this force, or is it just the eye of the storm?
GLOBAL JOURNALIST: Is Latin America's left wing declining?
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