Leftist Elected in El Salvador
March 16, 2009 4:34 AM   Subscribe

In light of the Salvadoran right’s fear-mongering campaign in advance of the Central American nation’s Sunday presidential election, which has sought to portray leftist candidate Mauricio Funes of the Farabundo Martí Liberation Front (FMLN) as a kind of dangerous foreign agent of Venezuela’s Hugo Chávez, perhaps it’s instructive to consider the political history of the past four years.
posted by aniola (11 comments total)
About ten minutes ago I read this interesting MoJo article tipping a FMLN victory. Certainly sounds like they need a change.
posted by robcorr at 5:21 AM on March 16, 2009

I heard that Mauricio Funes doesn't have a valid US birth certificate.
posted by DU at 5:42 AM on March 16, 2009 [1 favorite]

So, when is Regan going to send in the CIA death squads?
posted by Thalience at 8:43 AM on March 16, 2009

Hi, I'm going to put my whole post in BLOCKQUOTES for no apparent reason.
posted by Afroblanco at 8:45 AM on March 16, 2009

There really has been a stunning turn to the left in Latin America. It's even more stunning that it's a generation of largely thoughtful pragmatist leaders with little in common with Chavez. Here's hoping Funes continues this trend.
posted by dhartung at 9:29 AM on March 16, 2009

Funes has won.
posted by Xoebe at 9:51 AM on March 16, 2009


It's to show that Funes is actually a centrist.
posted by lukemeister at 10:09 AM on March 16, 2009 [1 favorite]

lukemeister: When going from right to left, one must first pass through the center?

Afroblanco: What's the protocol for quoting a really long sentence? Just quotes, eh? When are blockquotes appropriate?
posted by aniola at 10:44 AM on March 16, 2009

The only time people use blockquotes is for lengthy quotes and almost always in the format of:
Lengthy quote.
Title of essay and/or short description thereof [by Person Q. Lastname and/or about such and such a subject]

This is a style much used by y2karl but others use it as well. When the entire post is a quote it's best to put it in within quotation marks. Also, while this is a very interesting subject it would probably have been better to post the update as a comment to your post from March 12th about Funes.
posted by Kattullus at 1:20 PM on March 16, 2009 [1 favorite]

Good call, that would have made sense. Thanks.
posted by aniola at 2:56 PM on March 16, 2009

It's to show that Funes is actually a centrist.

There are better ways to do that!

posted by blasdelf at 11:45 PM on March 16, 2009 [1 favorite]

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