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08 Mar 2010 description
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Robert Klitgaard and Tess Cruz-del Rosario , Singapore

Analysts-on-the-quick are already comparing the recent disasters. "Chile was ready for the quake, Haiti wasn't," writes Frank Bajak of the Associated Press. Although the Chile earthquake was 500 times stronger than Haiti's, with hundreds of immediate aftershocks, Chile is getting the relief effort well under way, long before the donor community can step in with yet another humanitarian response.

What made Chile an almost earthquake-proof nation?