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A referendum in Ecuador is another defeat for South America’s left-wing populists

LIMA, Peru  — When Rafael Correa, Ecuador’s combative socialist president, decided not to run in his country's 2017 presidential election, the move was widely interpreted as a tactical retreat. The strategy, commentators agreed, was to let his protégé, Lenin Moreno, keep his seat warm for a single term — and take the blame for the […]
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