Well, we all know that Harper was in Chile this week and by all reports, things went well.
Apparently, he didn't get much, if any, local press though.
While we often decry the penchant of leaders to seek good press coverage for political gain, in this case, some favourable press about Canada might have been an asset.
It seems that on the heels of this visit, Chile is rather ticked at us and they are protesting in the streets, against a "racist" Canada.
The claims being made by the Chilean players are of course nonsense. One claims that Toronto police threw acid in his face. That will be a little tough to explain without any scars, don't you think?
While this is a silly story and even sillier accusation, it is rather odd that President Bachelet would issue an official directive, having just met with Harper.
I'm not quite sure what to make of that.