Originally posted by FMF
[b]A left-wing former television journalist, Mauricio Funes, has been sworn-in as president of El Salvador.
President Funes heads the FMLN, the former Marxist rebels who fought a 12-year civil war against US-backed governments until 1992.
Whole article here: http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/low/americas/8078133.stm
No 'generalissimo thread' yet about corrup ...[text shortened]... nyone else at Debates to change their mind about anything.
But maybe sometimes they do.[/b]
Dictators are generally not elected. Either they seize power by force or become dictators after they are duly elected.
In spite of the bit about restoring relations with Cuba (which Obama would probably do also if he could find a way to do it without pissing off the Florida Cuban ex-pats); that article painted almost a love fest between Funes and Hillary. Who fought whom 20 years ago doesn't matter.
Besides, the US can get along with leftist governments. We got along with Paul Martin's Canada pretty well.
* - Just to make sure there's no uncertainly, the smiley means I'm kidding around about that last remark.