March 14, 2010

THE GANG THAT COULDN'T ALLIANCE STRAIGHT:

After the Earthquake, a Military Chile Can Love Again (LARRY ROHTER, 3/12/10, NY Times)

In January, Chile became the first South American country to join the Organization of Economic Cooperation and Development, also known as “the rich countries club.” But that opportunity to project an image of modernity and prosperity was undermined last week when Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, visiting Santiago, handed out 25 satellite phones, including one to Ms. Bachelet.

“Chile wanted to be compared to Japan, not Haiti,” Mr. Navia said.

Posted by Orrin Judd at March 14, 2010 7:22 AM
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