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Consolidating Latin America's gains

The region's democracies remain imperfect but its increasing political stability compared to that in other parts of the world is undeniable.

Shoppers walk past a fruit stand at the Central de Abasto market in Mexico. Income disparities in Latin America have been narrowing for nearly two decades, just as they widened in the United States and Europe.


AT the time of last year's failed coup in Turkey, I emailed a Turkish friend expressing concern. His answer left me thinking. After a sombre review of events in his country, he concluded: "You are very lucky to be in Latin America, even though it may not seem that way sometimes...

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