Commentary on Latin America has often been bad. Over the past decade I've written all kinds of posts refuting bad arguments. However, I feel like we're in a particular time of badness, based on the electoral defeats of leftist governments and the corruption scandals hitting governments of all political stripes. Note, however, that these stem from all ideological vantage points.
- No, the election in Argentina is not the same as the 1976 coup that launched the Dirty War
- No, the Obama administration is not trying to overthrow Latin American governments
- No, leftist governments are not necessarily more venal than the right-wing governments they originally defeated
- No, it's not analytically useful to say everyone should just be Uruguay
- No, we should not encourage Latin American governments to see ISIS as an immediate threat in the region
- No, Hillary Clinton is not responsible for everything happening in Latin America
- No, Dilma Rousseff was not trying to consolidate a Cuban economic model in Brazil
There are more, even way more, but that's enough for one day.