The Pain of Being Away at a Crucial Moment

By Geraldine Cook
April 01, 2010

Chile contributes personnel to the 18-country U.N. peacekeeping force in Haiti and has played an important role in humanitarian aid operations following the January 12 earthquake. But while Chilean troops were assisting the Haitian people, their own country suffered a massive earthquake on February 27, 2010, and the Chilean Armed Forces were called upon to assist their own citizens as well.