July 3, 2009 5:05 PM

Latin America’s populist leaders are sharing hard times

Two events at the opposite ends of Latin America last Sunday seemed liked isolated events. But Argentine voters' stinging rejection of President Cristina Fernandez and her husband, Nestor Kirchner, and the political infighting that prompted the overthrow of Honduran President Manuel Zelaya both reflect tough times for Latin America's leftist-oriented populist governments.

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