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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.

2006-03-11 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.

2006-03-09 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.

2006-01-25 18:29:46

By Deborah Charles and Pav Jordan WASHINGTON/SANTIAGO (Reuters) - The eldest daughter of former Chilean dictator Augusto Pinochet asked the United States to grant her political asylum on Wednesday after she fled tax charges in Chile, a Chilean official said.

2006-01-25 14:37:37

By Deborah Charles WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. officials questioned the eldest daughter of former Chilean dictator Augusto Pinochet at a Washington area airport on Wednesday after she fled tax charges in Chile, officials said.

2006-01-25 12:02:10

By Deborah Charles WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The eldest daughter of former Chilean dictator Augusto Pinochet was being questioned at a Washington area airport on Wednesday after fleeing tax charges in Chile, officials said.

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.

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.


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'.