Sunday, July 09, 2006
MEXICO CITY - If center-right candidate Felipe Calderon's victory in Mexico's July 2 presidential elections is confirmed by the electoral tribunal, political analysts' contentions that a leftist wave is sweeping the hemisphere may have to be revised. In the latest elections in Mexico, Canada, Peru, Colombia and Costa Rica, the winners were the most pro-free trade candidates. Is the leftist tsunami over in Latin America? Read the full column I wrote after Mexico's presidential vote.