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Re: <nettime> Latino political influence in the US?
David Garcia on Wed, 3 May 2006 18:32:27 +0200 (CEST)


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Re: <nettime> Latino political influence in the US?


In Europe the mainstream media are representing the US approach to this issue as
playing very differently from populist politics of Europe. And for once with more
humanity and good sense. The general media perception from this side of the pond
is that the issue does not seem to be polarize opinion along traditional
left/right political lines in the US. The narrative of the US being a nation
created by immigrants (however mythologized) seems to produce more realism among
general popular opinion of the important contribution made by immigrants (legal
and illegal) to US economy and society. And the mainstream European media are even
representing Bush to some degree siding with the 'illegals'.

So although the recent rise of the left in Latin America is momentous and
influencing oppinion and across the world, I wonder whether this current US
campaign is (as is often the case with US) more inward looking than Ben's post
suggests.

David




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