Tuesday, July 3, 2012

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Egypt's Real President

By Pepe Escobar
Asia Times

"Progressives in Egypt should take note of how Latin America has become a giant laboratory for "democratic" coup d'etat mutations. The overthrow of an elected president in Paraguay last month underlined how in former dictatorships it is often only political parties linked to the ancien regime that profit from the long, tortuous transition towards democracy....

In Egypt, a military coup happened even before a presidential election. Progressive Egyptians who actually led the Arab Spring must be extremely alert; Paraguay is showing how the rocky road towards democracy may end up in a "democraship"."

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