Markets boom, but will elections and gas field moves hit the region's outlook?

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Latin America as a region has profited from commodities' apparently relentless bull-run. However, managers have noted much of the region stands at the brink of potential transition, as a slew of elections take place during 2006.

Will Landers, fund manager of Merrill Lynch Investment Managers' (MLIM) Latin American Fund, focused on equities, believes elections scheduled for Mexico in July and Brazil in October will have no negative impact on those countries. In Brazil, the Left's candidate, in

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