Thursday, 12 November 2009

Piñera's promises

Before I comment on yesterday's CEP poll, here's a little nugget on some comments that Sebastián Piñera made to an organization of retired officers, called Chile, My Fatherland.

The Alianza's presidential candidate promised to pressure the judicial system to stop prosecuting military personnel in relation to human rights abuses, essentially arguing that this cannot go on forever.

What is interesting is that, as far as I know, the story has only appeared in La Nación, but not in the MSM. As I have noted here before, the behaviour of the MSM during this electoral season has been incredibly biased, even for Chilean standards. Surely a promise of this sort, made behind closed doors, deserves scrutiny. Then everyone can draw their own conclusions.

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