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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...

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2010-09-14 08:42:47

New research from North Carolina State University will help medical examiners and others identify human remains of those killed during the recent earthquake in Chile, as well as the bodies of the "disappeared" who were killed during the Pinochet administration. "We have developed population-specific identification criteria for the Chilean population, which will help us determine the stature and biological sex of skeletal remains," says Dr. Ann Ross, an associate professor of sociology and...

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...

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...

2006-06-05 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...

2006-04-25 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...

2006-03-09 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"...


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