Courtesies formal, gracious, galore, marked the relations last week between Chile and Peru. Peruvian Poet Santos Chocano arrived in Santiago, was greeted by the Mayor, read his works to the enthusiastic plaudits of several audiences.
In the Palace Moneda, Chile's Government building, the Congress received a motion to re-establish consular representatives in six Peruvian cities.
As everyone knows, Chile and Peru have been at sword's points for more than 40 years over the disputed territory of Tacna-Arica. Recently, however, the two countries have been shelving the question and indulging in public acts...