[Hugh O'Shaughnessy gives his take on the visit of the leaders of
Argentina and Chile to London and UK policy towards Latin America. For O'Shaughnessy, Britain’s bad decisions in Latin America – including that of aligning
itself against President Hugo Chávez in Venezuela and other reforming
leaders – come from its unthinking alignment with Washington in
preference to the EU.]
FCO Minister for Latin America Kim Howells with troops of the High Mountain Battalion of the Colombian Army, including head of the Colombian army General Mario Montoya (behind him and left of Howells). General Montoya is reported to have collaborated with paramilitary death squads and drug traffickers and to be linked with disappearances and killings in Colombia.