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2014-07-17 23:09:46

The delegation met to celebrate and develop American-Chilean advances in business and technology. Washington DC (PRWEB) July 17, 2014 Carlos Lewit, General Manager of Nisum Technologies, Chile participated in a delegation to Washington DC alongside Chilean president Michelle Bachelet from June 30th-July 1st. The delegation was invited by the Chilean-American Chamber of Commerce (AmCham Chile), as part of a representative sample of the variety and depth of economic and commercial interests...

2010-03-05 11:22:00

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C., March 5 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Chilean earthquake hit just days before the landmark transition from outgoing President Michelle Bachelet to conservative President-elect Sebastian Pinera, and that is reopening old political fault lines that would better remain closed, says Peter M. Siavelis, director of Latin American Studies at Wake Forest University. Siavelis, who has extensive experience briefing U.S. government appointees on Chile's political landscape, says...

2008-09-24 18:00:27

Chilean President Michelle Bachelet made a trip to Massachusetts to honor "one of the great and true friends of Chile," U.S. Sen. Edward Kennedy. Bachelet presented the Massachusetts Democrat with the Order to the Merit of Chile in a ceremony at the Kennedy compound in Hyannis Port, The Boston Globe reported. The award is the highest honor Chile can give a foreign national. "You were there for us when human rights were massively and systematically abused," she said. "You not only...

2006-08-22 12:10:18

By Fiona Ortiz SANTIAGO, Chile (Reuters) - A startling art exhibit depicting all of Chile's past presidents strung up by nooses, on display in a national-palace annex, is testing Chileans' ability to laugh at themselves. "Let's not be Parra-noid," quipped Chilean President Michelle Bachelet when she inaugurated the installation by veteran bad-boy poet and visual artist Nicanor Parra, 91. The exhibit is in an underground cultural center at Chile's national-palace complex. Displaying...

2006-07-12 16:23:10

By Rodrigo Martinez SANTIAGO, Chile (Reuters) - At least 12 people, including three firemen and a police officer doing rescue work, died or were missing after heavy rains triggered swollen rivers and landslides in southern Chile, officials said on Wednesday. Chilean President Michelle Bachelet traveled to the site of a landslide that buried 10 people in the Bio Bio region, 300 miles south of the capital, and the government declared the region a disaster zone, freeing up resources to...

2006-06-05 15:50:39

By Pav Jordan SANTIAGO, Chile (Reuters) - Protesters clashed sporadically with Chilean police on Monday as nearly 1 million high school students and sympathizers joined an expanding strike pushing for increased education funding. The strike, the largest such action by Chilean students in decades, is the first domestic crisis of President Michelle Bachelet's nearly 3-month-old government. Public high school pupils are demanding free bus fare, free college entrance exams, more...

2006-05-21 12:27:23

SANTIAGO, Chile (Reuters) - Chilean President Michelle Bachelet pledged prudent use of the country's windfall profit from high copper prices on Sunday in her first state-of-the-union address, even as she promised ambitious social programs. Bachelet said the government will stick to its rule of maintaining an average 1 percent budget surplus for every five-year period and will save a good portion of the mining profit for when copper prices are low again. Sky-high prices for copper,...

2006-04-25 14:25:28

By Fiona Ortiz SANTIAGO, Chile (Reuters) - The bodies of dozens of leftists killed early in Chile's 1973-1990 dictatorship may have been given to the wrong families for burial, a mix-up that has embarrassed the ruling center-left coalition. President Michelle Bachelet, herself a former political prisoner, named a special delegate to help families get correct identifications of the bodies, and Congress has asked for an investigation into possible criminal negligence. Of more than 100...

2006-03-11 14:37:34

By Silene Ramirez VALPARAISO, Chile (Reuters) - Michelle Bachelet, Chile's first woman president, was sworn in on Saturday before a who's who of Latin America's resurgent leftist leadership, and U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice. Brazil's Luiz Inacio Lula de Silva, Argentina's Nestor Kirchner, Uruguay's Tabare Vazquez, Venezuela's Hugo Chavez and Bolivia's Evo Morales were among more than two dozen heads of state at the inauguration in the coastal city of Valparaiso, home to...

2006-03-10 18:48:49

By Pav Jordan SANTIAGO, Chile (Reuters) - Bolivian President Evo Morales will make a historic showing at Chilean President-elect Michelle Bachelet's inauguration and the two had a friendly meeting on Friday -- signs that fractious relations between the Andean neighbors could be improving. Morales will this weekend become the first Bolivian president to attend the inauguration of a Chilean leader. Landlocked Bolivia, one of Latin America's poorest countries, lost a mineral-rich piece...


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This word comes from the Late Latin 'virgula,' accentual mark, a diminutive of 'virga,' rod.
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