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  •  Well, the walkback also contrasted (4+ / 0-)
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    Aquarius40, poco, NWTerriD, sethtriggs

    Chile and Ecuador, with Chile being the prosperous culture and Ecuador the poor one, so it's not purely a latino thing.

    Of course if you start to unpack that contrast, you come up with all kinds of nasty racial comparisons between Chile and Ecuador.  (On my first visit to Chile, a lawyer acquaintance of mine waved his hand at the pedestrians on the street and said "there are no Indians here, as opposed to Bolivia."  He was wrong -- most Chileans have at least some native American ancestry, and thousands culturally identify themselves as indigenous -- but the anecdote indicates the self-perception of the Chilean elite.  Ecuador has large native American and Afro-Ecuadorean populations.) Romney's people are probably too stupid or unschooled to realize that...

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    by litho on Mon Jul 30, 2012 at 05:20:24 PM PDT

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    •  There's also the minor issue that Chile and (3+ / 0-)
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      Ecuador aren't neighbours, like the other examples. Or at least Peru would be pretty upset if they suddenly were.

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      by Calouste on Mon Jul 30, 2012 at 08:16:33 PM PDT

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