We forget this country's rotten history at our peril
Published 13/11/2010 | 05:00
ABOUT the time, just a few years ago, that Latin Amer- ican countries were beginning to claim their rightful place in the world, I had a chat with a former president of Chile.
I asked him why those nations, with all their resources and opportunities, had languished so long in poverty and violence.
He replied in two words: "Bad government."