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Latin America's New Leftists

Venezuela's Hugo Chávez, reelected to another term in December 2006, belongs to a new generation of Latin American leaders who say they represent the poor and powerless. Below, an overview of some of the leaders who have come to power throughout the region in the past few years:

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NOTE: Gross National Income (GNI) per capita represents the value of all the goods and services produced by residents in a specific country and their net receipts from abroad.
SOURCES: World Bank, Population Reference Bureau, staff reports, news services
GRAPHIC: Design - Alyson Hurt, washingtonpost.com; Research and editing - The Washington Post, washingtonpost.com.


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