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The Nobel Prize, Elections and Coup d'état in Latin America: Some Thoughts

The biased way in which the local and global media groups have reported on three recent events in Latin America - the attempted coup in Ecuador, the presidential elections in Brazil and the award of the Nobel Prize in literature to Mario Vargas Llosa - indicates what pro-democracy and pro-poor formations in the continent are up against in their battle to effect change.

1 In Ecuador

In the morning of 30 September, the Ecuadorian people woke up to a chaotic situation. On that Thursday, Ecuador police officers started what seemed to be a strike against the new national service law, which was to increase the time necessary for promotion and would also reduce the benefits connected to such promotions.

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