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Health sector workers protesting against President Ollanta Humala's government in Peru (photo: dpa)

Latin America’s street protests demonstrate the vitality of democracy

Holding street protests to strengthen democratic rule is new in Latin America. In the past, demonstrations have targeted dictatorial governments. Now, in nearly every case, the executive has agreed to open a dialogue with the marchers. The protests are a sign of the new vitality of democracy in the region as well as evidence of new social inclusion. ...
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