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The Washington Post editorializes that Hugo Chavez is becoming as unpopular with South Americans as George Bush used to be.
Now at last, Mr. Chavez is the object of a growing backlash from leaders around Latin America—from Brazil, Peru, Colombia, Mexico and Nicaragua, among other countries. In part, the politicians are responding to foolish overreaching by Mr. Chavez, who has been busy trying to turn Bolivia into a satellite state while suggesting he has similar plans for much of the rest of the continent. Latin Americans don't like imperialism, whether it comes from Washington or Caracas. And even leftist leaders, like those who rule in Brazil and elsewhere in South America, find it hard to imagine themselves prospering in a Venezuela-led economic bloc that includes Cuba but shuns the United States.
Of course, Reason readers already knew this.