How have some Latin American media sources reported on Tuesday’s U.S. midterm elections? Here is a small sample:
* Cuba: Cubadebate highlights the seven Cuban-Americans that will be part of the upcoming Congress including Marco Rubio (Republican), Albio Sires (Democrat) and “fierce wolf” Ileana Ros-Lehtinen.
* Chile: Writing in La Tercera, Alvaro Vargas Llosa believes that President Obama may gamble and push for immigration reform despite the Republican legislative shift.
* Brazil: Luciana Coelho of Folha.com faults President Obama for the Democrat’s electoral losses partly due to “prioritizing bizarre” issues.
* Mexico: On a similar front, Carlos Loret de Mola compares the rise and (so far) fall of Obama to ex-Mexican president Vicente Fox.
* Colombia: An article in eltiempo.com examines the difficulties pro-business Republicans will face against Tea Party-allied politicos who don’t support free trade pacts with Colombia and Panama.
* Argentina: Speaking of the Tea Party, Paula Lugones in clarin.com wonders how much of the GOP’s “loyalties” lie with a group that “hates intellectuals” yet “has been the force that shook up the campaign season.”
* Spain: We know that Spain’s El Pais is not in the Americas yet it’s worth noting their analysis of the Republican’s “edge” in social networks like Facebook and Twitter.
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Online Sources- Cubadebate, La Tercera, Folha.com, El Universal, eltiempo.com, clarin.com, El Pais