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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...

2006-04-18 13:23:05

By Fiona Ortiz SANTIAGO, Chile (Reuters) - Chile's new President Michelle Bachelet is facing her first big political test, one some might envy: too much money from the country's rich copper exports. Opposition leaders, wine makers and fruit growers are calling on Bachelet to stem a flood of mining dollars that could spell disaster for many exporters, Chile's economic motor, by strengthening the local currency too much. The controversy has given Bachelet, the fourth consecutive...

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...

2006-03-11 15:25:00

By Sue Pleming VALPARAISO, Chile -- Bolivia's new president, Evo Morales, discussed his country's fight against illegal drugs on Saturday with U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice and then gave her a guitar decorated with coca leaves. The leftist leader of the world's third-biggest cocaine producer, who went into politics as the head of Bolivia's coca growers group, greeted Rice warmly in their first meeting since he took office in January. During his campaigning, Morales tagged himself a...

2006-03-11 14:15:00

By Sue Pleming VALPARAISO, Chile -- New Bolivian President Evo Morales, who has called himself a nightmare for Washington, put aside public differences with the United States on Saturday and held his first meeting with Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice. Anxious to prove Washington does not hold grudges against Latin America's growing tide of left-wing leaders, Rice met briefly with Morales before the inauguration of Chile's first woman president, Michelle Bachelet of the leftist Socialist...

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...

2006-03-09 16:44:39

By Sue Pleming WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice heads to Chile on Friday for the inauguration of its first woman president, in a region where Washington has dwindling allies and leftist leaders are on the rise. During her two-day trip to Chile, Rice will hold a host of meetings with Latin American leaders, including Bolivia's President Evo Morales, a coca farmer with close ties to communist Cuba and Venezuela who has described himself as a "nightmare"...

2006-03-09 13:08:08

By Sue Pleming WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice heads to Chile on Friday for the inauguration of its first woman president, in a region where Washington has dwindling allies and leftist leaders are on the rise. During her two-day trip to Chile, Rice will hold a host of meetings with Latin American leaders, including Bolivia's President Evo Morales, a coca farmer with close ties to communist Cuba and Venezuela who has described himself as a "nightmare"...

2006-03-07 15:54:29

By Fiona Ortiz SANTIAGO, Chile (Reuters) - Chile's first woman president, Michelle Bachelet, takes office on Saturday as her people enjoy an extended run of good fortune, and analysts say the biggest problem for her government could be that Chile has so few problems. Citizens of Latin America's most stable economy are spending with abandon as companies expand and create new jobs. The government is pouring money into new highways and infrastructure as dollars flow into the country...

2006-02-26 20:41:36

SANTIAGO, Chile (Reuters) - Irish rock band U2 received Amnesty International's annual Ambassadors of Conscience award on Sunday in Chile's national stadium, which was once a notorious detention center for political prisoners. Chilean President-elect Michelle Bachelet, herself a political prisoner in the 1970s, presented the award to U2 at a backstage ceremony prior to the band playing a concert. Amnesty said it was recognizing band members Bono, the Edge, Adam Clayton and Larry...


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