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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.

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.

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.

2006-03-11 15:25:00

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.

2006-03-11 14:15:00

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.


Word of the Day
bretelles
  • In dressmaking, straps running from the belt in front over the shoulders to the belt in the back, with more or less elaboration of trimming and outline. They usually broaden at the shoulder and narrow toward the waist.
The word 'bretelles' comes from a French word meaning 'braces'.