Congrats to Paraguay for breaking out of their 60-year one party rule this past weekend. Paraguay adds to the leftward trend of Central and South American countries, including Venezuela, Bolivia, Nicaragua, and Ecuador. While he's not as leftist as some may like, it's still a historical moment and represents one of the positive aspects of the Bush administration's incompetence: previous US administrations, both Republicans and Democrats alike, have found ways, legal and otherwise, to ensure that US-friendly right-wingers remain in power in the countries to our south. The current administration's inability to walk and chew gum at the same time has allowed democracy to flourish in Central and South America, and i hope to see the trend continue.
Fernando Lugo, good luck, and whatever you do, don't take advice from people who cite the Heritage Foundation approvingly.
By fnord12 | April 21, 2008, 2:18 PM | Liberal Outrage
this is the best thing to happen in paraguay since one of their countrymen won that golden ticket.