Friday, June 29, 2012

Paraguay on radio

I got up bright and early this morning to go on WBAI radio in New York City for the Wake Up Call show with Felipe Luciano to talk about Paraguay. Of particular interest was the other guest, Kregg Hetherington, who is an anthropology professor at Dalhousie University. He has a book on rural politics in Paraguay, so knew much more than me about the ins and outs of the rural problem there. One point he made is how Fernando Lugo was barely even touching the basic economic power structure, but even connecting himself in any way to the countryside made him suspect.


Justin Delacour 3:53 AM  

Well, it looks like you were right. No sanctions on Paraguay (by Mercosur).

In my view, these center-left presidents are too nice and too afraid to exercise the power in their hands, but I guess we'll just have to see what the long-term ramifications are.

Greg Weeks 8:29 AM  

I agree, and actually am writing about that general point.

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