Latin America Turns Blue

December 4, 2006 at 11:18 pm | Posted in Politics | 2 Comments

The BBC website has a nice page showing the rash of elections in Latin America since 2005. Unfortunately, they did not use the United States standard for our elections. Even the most geographically-challenged Americans will understand this map:

South American Political Leanings

Technically, French Guyana should be red, since France has a center-right government. Then again, it *is* France 🙂


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  1. Did you find the South America image as-is, or was it colored from an ‘outline’ image of South America (and if so, where did you find the original outline image)?

  2. I found it via Google Search. It’s only a bitmap:

    I did some research on how the map looked back in 2000, but didn’t want to make assumptions. I’d say that Bolivia, Argentina, Chile, and Brazil would have been red, and that makes the changes so striking. Of course, Republicans would be disappointed, since red means anti-American and blue is simply more anti-American 🙂

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