The Five Flavors of Socialism in Latin America

(via Instapundit)

Here’s a good follow-up to my post below about the Zimbabwe-ization of Venezuela. The Miami Herald’s Carlos Montaner brings us: “Socialism has many faces.”


They unite in anti-Americanism, in the conviction that individuals must be at the service of the State, not the opposite, in their contempt for the market and in the superstition that the caudillo knows exactly what benefits or hurts all citizens, but they’re very different.

The governments that compose it are Cuba, Venezuela, Bolivia, Ecuador and Nicaragua.