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2013-05-30 20:20:59

WASHINGTON, May 30, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- President Sebastian Pinera will be the guest speaker at a National Press Club Luncheon on Tuesday, June 4. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20080917/NPCLOGO) Mr. Pinera was elected President of Chile in January, 2010. Prior to his service as President, Mr. Pinera had a distinguished career in government, business and education. He has a Ph.D. in Economics from Harvard. PLEASE NOTE: Lunch will be served at 1:00 p.m. Remarks...

Fourth Summit Of The Pacific Alliance Takes Place At ESO's Paranal Observatory
2012-06-08 03:13:38

Four Presidents at Paranal for signature of Pacific Alliance Treaty The presidents of Chile, Colombia, Mexico and Peru met today at ESO´s Paranal Observatory in the Atacama Desert of Chile, seeing first hand the state-of-the-art telescopes and technology of ESO´s flagship site. The presidents gathered at Paranal for the fourth Summit of the Pacific Alliance, at which the Alliance´s Framework Agreement was ratified. On Wednesday 6 June, Presidents Sebastián...

2010-11-02 17:19:00

National festival reaches 145,000 people, including President Sebastian Pinera SANTIAGO, Chile, Nov. 2 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In a nation marked by tragedy and suffering in the past several months, Chile Festival 2010 with world evangelists Luis Palau and son Andrew Palau brought encouragement and hope to the region this past week, October 25-30. The festival, which took place in Santiago and Vina del Mar, reached more than 145,000 people through live events and millions more through...

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...

2006-01-16 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...