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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...

2011-03-07 04:00:00

NEW YORK, March 7, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following is a message by Michelle Bachelet, Executive Director, UN Women: A hundred years ago today, women across the world took an historic step on the long road to equality. The first ever International Women's Day was called to draw attention to the unacceptable and often dangerous working conditions that so many women faced worldwide. Although the occasion was celebrated in only a handful of countries, it brought over one million...

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 20:51:52

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

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...

2006-05-30 17:30:55

By Fiona Ortiz SANTIAGO, Chile (Reuters) - Police used tear gas and water cannons to try to break up Chile's biggest student protests in decades on Tuesday as thousands of students marched to demand the government spend more of its fat budget surplus on education. Dozens of students were arrested in the capital and protest leaders said half a million students occupied hundreds of schools all over Chile calling for free bus fare, free college entrance exams, more teachers and...

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,...


Word of the Day
omphalos
  • The navel or umbilicus.
  • In Greek archaeology: A central boss, as on a shield, a bowl, etc.
  • A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.
'Omphalos' comes from the ancient Greek.
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