Wednesday, July 03, 2013

Mike's turn

If you are a long time reader of this blog, you know I have nothing good to say for Mary Anastasia O'Grady, the Latin America opinion writer at the Wall Street Journal.   She was at it again recently in an editorial titled US Aid and El Salvador's Corruption.  Her basic premise is that El Salvador's government is corrupt, and does not promote markets which are fair and investor friendly.   In this most recent piece, she attacks the US State Department for aid projects such as the Millennium Challenge grant and the Partnership for Growth.

Luckily, this time I don't have to do all the work to pick apart O'Grady's loose use of statistics and lack of a deep knowledge of El Salvador.   Mike Allison at Central American Politics has already done a great job of it on his blog.  Read it here.

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