Wednesday, June 07, 2006

Chile, Venezuela, and the UN

Regarding the U.S. pressure on Chile not to support Venezuela’s bid for the Security Council, it appears that the Peruvian election has helped to solve the problem. It seems the Bachelet administration will argue that since President-elect García has denounced Chávez, then Chile should not make a decision that goes against its neighbor. In the name of neighborly harmony, Bachelet saves face and can claim not to be influenced by the Bush administration.


Camilo Pino 9:42 PM  

Chavez overplayed his card in Peru and will pay a high price for a while.

Greg Weeks 7:44 AM  

I agree--he blew it in Peru by becoming involved. He is also antagonizing potential allies (like Lula).

  © Blogger templates The Professional Template by 2008

Back to TOP