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Castaneda: Latin America's Left and the Future of Mexico

Interviewee: Jorge G. Castañeda
Interviewer: Cesar J. Alvarez
December 7, 2006

Jorge G. Castaneda, former foreign minister of Mexico and professor of Latin American Studies at New York University, talks about the addition of Nicaragua's Daniel Ortega and Ecuador's Rafael Correa to the Latin American leftist wave and the future of Mexico under Felipe Calderon. He says the leftist opposition led by Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador will remain "strident" but "has been losing strength" and will be more of a "thorn in [Calderon's] side" than a threat during his presidency.

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