Wednesday, January 11, 2006

Summertime in Chile

It's a nice time of year in Chile--if you like ultra hot temperatures. At least that's what I'm to believe from reading newspapers and getting reports from family members who decided that Minnesota winters just aren't as much fun without a bit of summer thrown in.

Even though I am a good Minnesotan, and can talk about the weather for hours on end, this is about something a bit more significant.

One of the great villains of the 20th century has, again, made it back to the headlines. And, again, is on the verge of being tried for crimes he committed, or crimes that were committed on his behalf.

That's right, General Pinochet had his immunity stripped so he could face trial in the case of the murder of two of democratically Elected President Salvador Allende's body guards.

It's never a bad thing when criminals are held to account. I keep holding out hope that one day soon, Pinochet will.

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