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7/5/13

Seconding this

This morning, Colin Snider of Americas South and North wrote this:

In an editorial on the Egyptian military coup yesterday, the Wall Street Journal actually wrote the following:
Egyptians would be lucky if their new ruling generals turn out to be in the mold of Chile’s Augusto Pinochet, who took power amid chaos but hired free-market reformers and midwifed a transition to democracy. If General Sisi merely tries to restore the old Mubarak order, he will eventually suffer Mr. Morsi’s fate.
Simply put: this is vile, disgusting, repugnant, vulgar, and ignorant.
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IKN seconds his sentiment and agrees with the argument put forward in the rest of his article, which you can (and should, because it's good) read here. The way in which North America continues to be so out of touch with South America, ample evidence yet again provided by the WSJ, beggars belief.

UPDATE: Greg Weeks pens a thoughtful piece that steps back and considers the whole "supporting a coup" issue, using plenty of LatAm examples to make his point. It's a good note, also well worth your time (and he also is left "speechless" by the crass WSJ).