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“It took Chavez to show how incompetent the Venezuelan elite was.”

Sebastian Edwards is one of those intellectual types who thinks he knows about Latin America. The difference between him and 99% of those who would mouth off about the region is that he really does know what he’s talking about.

That quote in the title line comes from this L.A Times interview. As a snapshot overview of what’s going on down here’s it’s pretty darned good, gotta say. It passes the Otto mental acid test of good analysis, that being when Otto considers his lefty friends and righty friends and notes that both sets of political dogma will be pissed about what Edwards says at some point.

So go read the note. Recommended as concise, accurate, no BS, with particularly sharp observations about Brazil.

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