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viernes, mayo 06, 2005

"Democracy Behind Closed-Doors: Regional Body Elects Leader US-Style"

From Venezuelanalysis, another viewpoint on the OAS election.

Though the US only threw its support behind Insulza at the 11th hour, Rice’s ventriloquism in Insulza’s premature acceptance speech removes any doubt as to who won Monday’s OAS “election.” The fact that a predetermined outcome, brought about entirely through Rice’s unselfconscious influence-peddling, is even called an election provides as good an indication as any of the OAS’ feeble commitment to promoting and protecting democracy.

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