BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — After a decade on the advance, the left in South America is in retreat. Just in the past month, voters in Argentina elected a conservative businessman president over the chosen successor of Cristina Fernandez and Brazil’s congress launched an impeachment probe against President Dilma Rousseff, whose approval ratings have been languishing in single digits. In perhaps the biggest turnabout, voters in Venezuela, where the region’s leftward shift began, handed the opposition a landslide victory in congressional elections – its first nationwide legislative win since the U.S.-bashing Hugo Chavez won the presidency in 1998. The backlash comes amid an economic storm of the likes the region hasn’t seen in decades.
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