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Ecuador will show if there is room for liberalism in Latin America

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Latin American countries have flirted with economic liberalism in recent decades. Much of the time the liberal pledges have remained only in discourse or have been tested erratically in reality. But a small country of 17 million people may be the new laboratory for these ideas in Latin America, soon to be led by a root liberal.

At his inauguration on May 24th, Ecuador's new president-elect, former banker and businessman Guillermo Lasso, will be handed a country with a "completely broken social fabric." And he will need to prove that a shock of liberalism . . .

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