Saturday 23 September 2017

We forget this country's rotten history at our peril

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."

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