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2006-02-15 08:20:00

By Lorraine Orlandi MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Chilean President-elect Michelle Bachelet embodies the rise of women into Latin American power circles, but in a region known for sexism women still face offenses ranging from macho slights to assault, even by their husbands. Bachelet's election last month as the first woman president of her socially conservative country was seen as a major step toward making women equal political players and empowering female leaders across the hemisphere, such as...

2006-02-08 12:36:41

By Mary Milliken AREQUIPA, Peru (Reuters) - They may be poor and tired, but the women who have come to hear Lourdes Flores talk about her plans to become Peru's first female president are no pushovers. "We are listening to the message of Senora Lourdes, but these people always promise to work with the poorest, the neediest mothers, and they just don't deliver," said Alejandrina Chunga, sitting at the foot of a gray shantytown in Arequipa, Peru's second largest city. Flores, a...

2006-01-19 18:01:02

By Rodrigo Martinez SANTIAGO, Chile (Reuters) - Chile's President-elect Michelle Bachelet plans to try to mend traditionally strained relations with northern neighbors Bolivia and Peru, seeking to reduce political volatility that could limit prosperous Chile. Bachelet, a medical doctor and former political prisoner elected president on Sunday, also told Reuters in an interview on Thursday that her first international trip would be to trade partner Argentina. Bachelet said she hoped...

2006-01-16 16:43:28

By Pav Jordan SANTIAGO, Chile (Reuters) - Chile president-elect Michelle Bachelet, a Socialist who will be the country's first female leader, vowed on Monday to shrink the gap between rich and poor that persists in the South American nation despite lower poverty and a thriving economy. Bachelet, from Chile's ruling center-left coalition, won 53 percent of ballots cast in Sunday's election while opposition candidate Sebastian Pinera took 47 percent, the government Electoral Service...

2006-01-16 12:26:57

By Pav Jordan SANTIAGO, Chile (Reuters) - Chile president-elect Michelle Bachelet, a Socialist who will be the country's first female leader, vowed on Monday to shrink the gap between rich and poor that persists in the South American nation despite lower poverty and a thriving economy. Bachelet, from Chile's ruling center-left coalition, won 53 percent of ballots cast in Sunday's election while opposition candidate Sebastian Pinera took 47 percent, the government Electoral Service...

2006-01-16 09:29:00

Please read in paragraph 13 ... Socialist Evo Morales will soon take office in gas-rich Bolivia, and a leftist is favored to win Mexico's July presidential election ... instead of ... A socialist will soon take office in gas-rich Bolivia, and leftist Evo Morales is favored to win Mexico's July presidential election. By Pav Jordan SANTIAGO, Chile (Reuters) - Chile elected socialist Michelle Bachelet to be its first woman president on Sunday, making her only the second woman elected...

2006-01-15 21:28:13

By Fiona Ortiz SANTIAGO, Chile (Reuters) - Socialist Michelle Bachelet, a separated mother and former political exile, won elections on Sunday to become the first female president in socially conservative Chile with a victory that underscores the left's growing hold on Latin America. With almost all votes counted, Bachelet, from Chile's ruling center-left coalition, had 53 percent versus 47 percent for opposition candidate Sebastian Pinera, the government Electoral Service said....

2006-01-15 18:20:47

By Fiona Ortiz SANTIAGO, Chile (Reuters) - Socialist Michelle Bachelet was elected Chile's first woman president on Sunday, consolidating the growing strength of the left in Latin America. Bachelet, from Chile's ruling center-left coalition, took 53.51 percent of the vote while opposition candidate Sebastian Pinera had 46.48 percent, based on a count of 97.52 percent of polling stations, the government Electoral Service said. "I want to congratulate Michelle Bachelet for her...

2006-01-15 17:30:55

SANTIAGO, Chile (Reuters) - Chilean billionaire Sebastian Pinera, candidate for the rightist opposition, acknowledged defeat in presidential elections on Sunday after a count of most ballots showed socialist Michelle Bachelet with a strong lead. Bachelet, from the ruling center-left coalition, had 53.22 percent of the vote, with 67 percent of polling stations counted, the government Electoral Service said. The count gave Pinera, owner of 27 percent of Chile's dominant air carrier...

2006-01-15 16:47:12

By Fiona Ortiz SANTIAGO, Chile (Reuters) - Michelle Bachelet was on her way to becoming Chile's first woman president on Sunday, taking more than half of the vote with two-thirds of polling stations counted. Bachelet, the socialist candidate for Chile's ruling center-left coalition, had 53.22 percent of the votes, based on a tally of 67 percent of polling stations, the government Electoral Service said. Sebastian Pinera, the billionaire, moderate candidate from a rightist alliance...


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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.
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