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Sunday, September 17, 2006 

Aid and the Politics of Politics…
I have always been amazed by the various ways under which foreign and economic aid have been used as instruments of self-gratifying humanity.
And in another chapter of such a long and diverse history, the announcement by the Taiwanese president of increasing economic cooperation with some Latin-American and Caribbean countries, just seems like too good to be true.
I’m not saying that these prospects won’t have significant impacts on some local economies, but on the other hand tying foreign aid with some kinda foreign policy outreach, can also prove at times as a recipe for disasters.

Alas, nowadays more than ever, ideological approaches to foreign assistance programs are the norms rather than the exceptions. So, let us wait and see what will come out from those too idyllic arrangements.

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