- By Joshua Keating
Joshua Keating was an associate editor at Foreign Policy
The marching chant by Chilean sailors in the video above is the kind of thing that probably worked better in the pre-YouTube era. CNN translates:
"Argentineans I will kill; Bolivians I will shoot; Peruvians I’ll behead."
The government has opened an investigation into the incident after the video surfaced, prompting complaints from the Argentinian, Bolivian, and Peruvian governments. The chant is likely to be particularly offensive to Bolivians, who are locked in a long-running dispute with Chile over the coastline they say was taken from them during a war in the late 19th century.
Veterans say the chant has been around for decades.