Tag: <span>Michelle Bachelet</span>

US Documents Show Pinochet Ordered Letelier Bombing

Top Story — Declassified U.S. documents revealed Thursday show that former Chilean dictator Augusto Pinochet personally ordered the 1976 assassination in Washington D.C. of an exiled Chilean diplomat, The Associated […] Read More >

Earthquake off Chile Coast Kills Two, Shakes Continent

Top Story — A powerful earthquake off the coast of Chile shook cities across South America on Wednesday, killing at least two people and prompting mass evacuations. The U.S. Geological […] Read More >

In Sweeping Move, Chilean President Appoints New Cabinet

Top Story — Chilean President Michelle Bachelet announced the replacement of five cabinet ministers and the transfer of four others on Monday — a move characterized as “sweeping” and “ […] Read More >

Chile’s Ministers Asked To Resign Amid Growing Political Crisis

Top Story — Chilean President Michelle Bachelet requested all her ministers submit resignation packages Thursday so that she could form a new cabinet in the coming days. Bachelet broadcast her […] Read More >

Student Protesters Demand Education Reform in Chile

Thousands of students demonstrated in favor of education reform in Chile on Thursday — specifically free higher education — while decrying recent corruption scandals that have rocked the country . […] Read More >

Chile Officially Recognizes Same-Sex Civil Unions

Top Story — Chilean President Michelle Bachelet signed a bill into law Monday that recognizes civil unions between same-sex couples, a historic piece of legislation that has been in the […] Read More >

Ratings Plunge for Brazil, Chile Leaders

Top Story — The leaders of Brazil and Chile are facing their lowest approval ratings yet, a phenomenon owed to some combination of economic stagnation, political scandals and natural disasters, […] Read More >

Chile: Ex-Colonels Charged For Torturing Michelle Bachelet’s Father

Top Story — Two retired Chilean colonels were charged  Tuesday with torturing to death the father of former Chilean President Michelle Bachelet, General Alberto Bachelet. General Bachelet, loyal to then-President Salvador Allende, was […] Read More >

Brazil, Argentina & Uruguay Take Aim At Dirty War Abuses

Today in Latin America Top Story— Three Southern Cone nations took major actions this week against former military members accused of crimes committed during their nations’ “dirty wars” of the […] Read More >

Chile’s Education Initiative Hopes To Attract More Qualified Teachers

SANTIAGO — Chile’s Minister of Education Joaquín Lavín recently announced a new set of proposals designed to make teaching a more attractive profession for the country’s top students. Lavín, a […] Read More >