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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...

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  • The ragged surface of a lava-flow.
'Malpais' translates from Spanish as 'bad land.'