Time describes Latin America's growth as a "mediocre performance". Really, pretty good. Ahh, I see:
The OECD called the region's economic showing "sub-optimal," and said even its best performers continue "losing ground to their Asian competitors."
I read that as, "not brutal enough". Alternative readings welcome.
your turing test:
Oil for Nothing:US Holds On Humanitarian SuppliesIraq: 1997-2001
the good book
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