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CHARLESTON, SC - FEBRUARY 24: Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) pauses while speaking at the South Carolina Democratic Party "First in the South" dinner on February 24, 2020, in Charleston, South Carolina. (Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images)

After leading the early results of the Democratic primary, the Vermont senator's main obstacle has been his closeness to the bogeyman of American politics: Socialism.

Trump against Maduro: the battle for the worst interpretation of Socialism

 02/20/2019 - 13:21
U.S. President Donald Trump (Left) and the questioned Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro (right). Photos: EFE.

One inherited a hollow socialist revolution and condemned his country to the most critical levels of poverty. The other desperately needs to counterattack its internal opposition and is a constant and resonant political paradox. Both fail dangerously in the one concept they fixate on: socialism.


Trump contra Maduro: la batalla por la peor interpretación de Socialismo

 02/20/2019 - 13:17
El presidente estadounidense Donald Trump (Izq) y el cuestionado mandatario venezolano Nicolás Maduro (der). Fotos: EFE.

Uno de ellos heredó una revolución socialista hueca y condenó a su país a la más crítica pobreza; el otro, necesita desesperadamente contraatacar a su oposición interna y es una paradoja política constante y sonante. Ambos fallan peligrosamente en el único concepto que parecen poder manejar: el socialismo.


OP-ED]: Trump is hurting America’s friends abroad

 05/10/2017 - 09:26
t is now quite possible -- in fact, likely -- that the next president of Mexico will be an anti-American socialist-populist similar to Venezuela’s Hugo Chavez. Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador was polling around 10 percent at the start of 2015. He is now around 30 percent, the front-runner among the potential candidates for next year’s election. File

There has been much focus on Donald Trump’s erratic foreign policy -- the outlandish positions, the many flip-flops, the mistakes. But far more damaging in the long run might be what some have termed the Trump effect -- the impact of Trump on the domestic politics of other countries. That effect appears to be powerful, negative and enduring. It could undermine decades of American foreign policy successes.

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Fareed Zakaria