- 03 Nov 10
The rescue of the Chilean miners prompts our columnist to reflect on the lack of dynamic leadership in our own political system
Chile's new-found pride in itself is well-deserved, and its new media-savvy President has done them a great service. I know next-to-nothing about Sebastián Piñera or his policies, but a quick Wikipedia search turns up a recent presidential campaign video which features a gay male couple (url.ie/7vqo) and the slogan “Welcome to Change”. There is no way I can judge whether or not this is a genuine representation of his progressive beliefs, or something cynical and manipulative – only a Chilean could tell me that, and alas I have no Chilean friends, not even on Facebook.