domingo, julho 03, 2005

Boa Vontade + Acção Política

Why turn a blind eye to tyranny?

«Faced with abuses too visible and massive to ignore, donors spoke out with unusual vigor; Britain even suspended a planned increase in aid to the Ethiopian government. But punishing Meles for his most recent transgressions is not enough. The Group of 8 leaders meeting this week should take Ethiopia's example as a reminder that their efforts to fight poverty in Africa must be accompanied by an equally serious effort to address the human rights abuses responsible for so much of the continent's misery».

(Chris Albin-Lackey is the Sandler fellow at Human Rights Watch, where he covers Ethiopia.)