Salvadorean “leftists” and “rebels” are back in power.
Lovely. Now we get them elected. Nevertheless, it is important to remember that the extreme right, extreme capitalism that was rampant in the region before, plus all the corruption, is slowly turning the region “pink” -I won’t dare to say red. Mostly, it is the legacy of lack of education, social mobility, economic oportunities… Of course, what we need, if you ask them, is “free market”, which means free of the regulations and laws that prevent national monopolies in the hands of few. Maybe is dissilussionment, maybe it is just plain old historical sarcasm. Most blame it on Hugo.
Salvador was being hailed as one of the potential Latin American tigers. It has the best infraestructure in the region. Also the highest costs and abject poverty. A wait and see attitude is tempered by the slow realization that a populist government has nowhere to go south of Nicaragua. Here we go again. Central America will be back in the headlines, like a deer caught in the headlights.