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Chilean President Says Leftists No Threat

Chilean President Ricardo Lagos said Monday that the wave of leftists rising to power across Latin America poses no threat to democracy and should not create tensions with the United States. Lagos, whose six-year term ends on March 11, told The Associated Press in an interview that the leftist victories show that people are unhappy with the status quo and “are looking for more democracy rather than less.” Lagos will be succeeded by fellow socialist Michelle Bachelet, who becomes Chile’s first woman president. He called her election proof “of a major cultural change in Chile.” Full Story

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