U.S. Warns That Chavez Seeks to Export 'Failed Political Model'
Now wait...Chavez is democratically elected, is returned to office by the overwhelming pressure of public support after a failed coup (there is evidence it was CIA sponsored), and the US calls this a "failed political model?" Is the US now calling democracy a "failed political model?"
Or is the US State Department not talking about politics at all, but actually talking about economics? Are they referring to a "failed economic model" (i.e., socialism)? I would argue that socialism is NOT a failed political model, and at any rate many observers say that the new governments in Venezuela, Brazil, Uruguay, and other places look more like New Deal America then they do Stalinist Russia.
Of course, Latin America is beginning to look more like New Deal America then America does right now.