[Marxism] South America's 'Pink Tide' yet to ebb

Stuart Munckton stuartmunckton at gmail.com
Tue Nov 4 23:48:09 MST 2014

Federico Fuentes

Since the start of the year, many newspapers have dedicated article after
article to predictions of a looming demise of South America's so-called
“Pink Tide”

The term “Pink Tide” is used to refer to the wave of left-of-centre
governments elected in South America in recent years.

Several such governments have recently been up for re-election. Pollsters
and commentators alike argued that for many, their time in government was

“Disobedience, in the eyes of anyone who has read history, is humanity’s
original virtue. It is through disobedience that progress has been made,
through disobedience and through rebellion.” — Oscar Wilde, Soul of Man
Under Socialism

“The free market is perfectly natural... do you think I am some kind of
dummy?” — Jarvis Cocker

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