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Carlos Alberto Montaner
Carlos Alberto Montaner was born in Havana in 1943 and has lived in Madrid since 1970. A former university professor, he is an acclaimed writer and journalist. His syndicated column appears in dozens of newspapers in the United States, Latin America and Spain.

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Eduardo Correa losing popularity in Ecuador

 
Centrist candidate Mauricio Rodas greets supporters after trouncing the government’s official candidate for mayor of Quito, Ecuador, in last month’s elections.

It happened again. The defeat of Ecuadorean President Rafael Correa in the municipal elections of Feb. 23 is not an isolated case. It is possible that 21st-century socialism, its ideological neighbors and the circuit of countries in the “Bolivarian” circle, known by acronym ALBA, are in a downturn.