Heine Interviewed on Chile’s Vaccination Program

On April 19, 2021, Ambassador Jorge Heine, Research Professor at the Frederick S. Pardee School of Global Studies at Boston University, appeared on Radio France Internationale to discuss Chiles COVID-19 vaccination program. 

In his remarks, Heine refers to the role played by extra-regional powers like China, Russia, and India in providing vaccines to Latin America during the pandemic. Heine has previously commented on the nature of China-Chile relations  – China is Chile’s number one source of trade and foreign investment – and how this relationship likely motivated the expedited sale of COVID-19 vaccines to the region.

The segment featuring Heine’s comments can be listened to online.

Ambassador Jorge Heine is a Research Professor at the Pardee School of Global Studies at Boston University. He has served as ambassador of Chile to China (2014-2017), to India (2003-2007) and to South Africa (1994-1999), and as a Cabinet Minister in the Chilean Government. Read more about Ambassador Heine on his Pardee School faculty profile