United States Gets Good Marks in Latin America

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“The [United States] receives mostly favorable ratings in Latin America,” according to the Pew Research Center. The lead question was:

Please tell me if you have a very favorable, somewhat favorable, somewhat unfavorable or very unfavorable opinion of. . . [the] United States.

Pew, in its survey titled “Global Attitudes Project,” said El Salvador gave the highest marks at 79 percent, followed by Brazil, Chile, and Mexico. Even Bolivia and Venezuela — known for anti-Yankee rhetoric on the part of the current governments — granted the United States a positive balance.

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Argentina is Latin America’s exception to the rule, with only a 41 percent favorable response, although even this reflects an improvement from a 16 percent rate in 2007.

The Huffington Post noted a “trend” that “Clear majorities. . . in nearly every Latin American country hold positive opinions of the United States.”

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