DEVELOPMENT: Those Hot Chile Nights

With their Italian silk suits, Swiss watches and flashing grins, the happy foreigners stood out conspicuously in Santiago, Chile. They came from Swaziland, Barbados, Fiji and other developing states to confront representatives of richer industrial countries in the third

United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD). In all, 3,000 delegates from 142 countries met for five weeks in a new $10 million building, which had been specially put up for them by the nearly broke Chilean government. They listened to 1,120 hours of speeches, mostly impassioned pleas for preferential trade deals and fat increases in foreign aid for developing...

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