Thursday, July 13, 2006
Latin American politicians have long said -- only half-jokingly -- that if you want to get attention and help from Washington, it often pays more to be hostile to the United States than to be its friend. Over the next two weeks, the old saying will be put to a big test. Judging from what Peruvian President Alejandro Toledo told me in an interview, if President Bush fails to get congressional approval of a recently signed U.S.-Peru free-trade agreement before Congress goes on its summer recess July 28, it will be a case study proving that the United States does not reward its friends. Read the full column here.