The new Bolivian leader, Evo Morales, is set to visit Cuba. Fidel Castro is sending a jet to pick him up and 60 of his followers. I hope this new president does well for Bolivia. Communism looks perfect on paper, but it does not work when applied to real governments. Fidel Castro who did everything in his power to piss off the United States, ended up relying on a different super power, the Soviet Union. Once the Soviet Union collapsed, Cuba went into a deep recession. We'll see.
Here's an excellent article from the BBC called "Latin America faces year of change," regarding the left-leaning trend Latin America is taking. I urge you to read it to learn more about what is happening with Latin America.
Check out this link to view a map of Latin America, which shows the countries that are left-leaning. It puts things into perspective.