national loss--economic loss in this instance. Chile's Junta identified increased foreign investment and trade as its first priority for achieving economic recovery and development. Compliance with D24 and continued participation in the Andean Pact were regarded as major deterrents to achieving those goals. Although continued participation in the pact assured at minimum the benefits of a larger market, the immediate and future gains from the industrial schemes, and the psychological and status proceeds from pact membership, these advantages, in the Junta's estimation, were outweighed by the need for increased direct investment and trade. Furthermore, a Junta that glibly disregards international outrage about its overt and widespread human rights violations is not likely to count loss of prestige or reputation among regional neighbors as a serious consideration. The Andean Pact's designated objectives of controlled foreign investment and the erection of a common external tariff were congruent with the developmental strategies of Chile's Christian Democratic and Socialist leadership. The liberal economic dogma of the military regime, however, wrought a reversal of Chile's approach toward economic recovery and development. Chile's new developmental strategy did not include participation in Andean Pact integration.
|( Mendez, 1979: 339)|