Latin America’s 2023 Political Squad: Not Up to Football Standards

By John Price  Posted December 31, 2022  In Eco-political analysis

Say what you may of our region’s political populism and struggling finances, Latin Americans ended 2022 thinking only of football. First was the high note — Messi winning the World Cup, for Argentina, for all of us. Next was the sentimental note — the passing of the most creative and famous football great, Pelé.  Latin America stands on no one’s shoulders when it comes to the beautiful game, having won 10 out of 22 world cup championships since 1930. But what if Latin America assembled a football team of its political leaders: who would play? How would they fare?

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