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Chile Adds Pair Of Giant Ocean Sanctuaries To Growing Global List

The Huffington Post | Chris DAngelo | Posted 10.06.2015 | World

The United Nations’ goal of protecting 10 percent of the world's oceans by 2020 is getting some serious commitments.  Last week, ...

It's Time to Legalize Abortion in Chile and Everywhere Else

Steve Siebold | Posted 05.27.2015 | World
Steve Siebold

A shocking new ad campaign in Chile is telling women if they want to have an abortion, they should consider falling from the top of a staircase. That's because right now in Chile, it's illegal to end a pregnancy regardless of the circumstances.

Hillary Clinton: The Idealistic Realist

Jarryd Willis | Posted 10.14.2014 | Women
Jarryd Willis

Hillary Clinton ended Hard Choices with a subtle hint of her intent to run for office in 2016, while sharing the inspiring story of her late mother, Dorothy Howell Rodham.

An Heir to the Chilean Presidency: Isabel Allende Bussi

Gary Villablanca Duff | Posted 09.27.2014 | Latino Voices
Gary Villablanca Duff

There are few female politicians of prominence within Chile, and yet Isabel Allende Bussi has found herself in the country's most powerful political position second only to President Michelle Bachelet.

Once We Make This Dream A Reality

Michelle Bachelet | Posted 08.31.2014 | Impact
Michelle Bachelet

The legitimate demands and needs that we have as women are not seen. However, this situation is not merely a challenge in terms of justice. It represents a significant shortcoming in the quality of our democracies.

Secrets of Power: The Lesson of Five Chilean Presidents

Paula Escobar Chavarría | Posted 08.23.2014 | Latino Voices
Paula Escobar Chavarría

I started my career as a journalist when the President of the chilean Senate Gabriel Valdes placed the presidential sash on President Aylwin in March ...

Country That Punishes Abortion With Jail Might See Change Soon

The Huffington Post | Roque Planas | Posted 05.26.2014 | Latino Voices

Chile will begin debating whether to reform one of the world’s most restrictive abortion policies -- but don’t expect widespread legalization of t...

The Changing Face and Gender of Latin America's Rulers

Lorena Aguilar | Posted 06.30.2014 | World
Lorena Aguilar

The struggle for gender equality and women's empowerment in Latin America has been long, difficult, and full of push backs. In some places it has been marked by violence that has led to the indiscriminate killing of women, based solely on their gender.

Chilean President Michelle Bachelet's Greatest Challenges Are Far From Over

Gary Villablanca Duff | Posted 06.28.2014 | Politics
Gary Villablanca Duff

After a campaign full of promises, President Michelle Bachelet has been forced to face a bevy of unexpected challenges in her attempt to politically restructure Chile.

Latin America In 2013: A Year In Review

VOXXI | Johanna Mendelson Forman | Posted 12.17.2013 | Latino Voices

As we near the end of the year it is customary to assess the impact of events on the future of the Americas. Last month, in a policy speech deliver...

Bachelet Wins In Landslide On Promises Of Tax Hikes And Education Overhaul

Reuters | Posted 02.14.2014 | World

By Anthony Esposito SANTIAGO, Dec 16 (Reuters) - Center-leftist Michelle Bachelet promised major tax and education reforms to help ease Chile's socia...

Chile Elects New President

AP | LUIS ANDRES HENAO | Posted 02.14.2014 | World

SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) — Chile's once and future President Michelle Bachelet has won a runoff election after promising profound changes in society in ...

Set To Win

AP | LUIS ANDRES HENAO | Posted 01.23.2014 | Latino Voices

By LUIS ANDRES HENAO, The Associated Press SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) — Michelle Bachelet is almost certain to win Sunday's presidential runoff and ret...

Chilean Chronicles, Part 11: On Claudio Contreras, Soccer and Staying Single in Politics

Jeff Kelly Lowenstein | Posted 02.10.2014 | Travel
Jeff Kelly Lowenstein

"It's important not to be married to anyone in politics," Claudio Contreras declared, the mid-afternoon sun glinting off his aviator sunglasses an...

Equality on the March in Latin America

Nathalie Cely | Posted 02.04.2014 | World
Nathalie Cely

In the relatively short time since Isabel Peron was elected President of Argentina in the 1970s, Latin American women have surged to the forefront of politics, including a higher percentage of female members of parliament (22.5 percent) than any region of the world except Nordic Europe.

Bachelet Gets The Support Of The Student Movement

AP | LUIS ANDRES HENAO | Posted 11.23.2013 | Latino Voices

SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) — Camila Vallejo, the public face of Chile's student movement, backs Michelle Bachelet and trusts that the presidential favorit...

Bachelet Wins But Not Enough To Avoid Runoff

AP | LUIS ANDRES HENAO | Posted 11.18.2013 | Latino Voices

SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) — Michelle Bachelet was far in front as votes were counted in Chile's presidential election Sunday, but she fell short of the o...

Odds Are In Bachelet's Favor To Return To Power In Chile

AP | LUIS ANDRES HENAO | Posted 11.17.2013 | Latino Voices

SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) — Chileans were preparing to return Michelle Bachelet to the presidency on Sunday, hoping she can fulfill promises to reform a ...

Chile Gears Up For Elections On Sunday

AP | LUIS ANDRES HENAO | Posted 11.15.2013 | Latino Voices

SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) — Michelle Bachelet is expected to overwhelmingly win Sunday's presidential election and possibly avoid a runoff, riding a wave...

Snowden Fallout: Paranoid Obama Spies on South American Friends as Well as Foes

Nikolas Kozloff | Posted 07.24.2013 | World
Nikolas Kozloff

What's behind Piñera's cautious handling of the Snowden affair? Perhaps, the Chileans envy Washington's eavesdropping capabilities and want to secure greater access to the PRISM program. Or maybe, Santiago has been working with Washington all along.

Communists Like Bachelet

AP | EVA VERGARA | Posted 05.28.2013 | Latino Voices

SANTIAGO, Chile -- Chile's small Communist Party on Monday officially announced its support for socialist Michelle Bachelet's candidacy to regain the ...

On Gender Equality and Women's Empowerment: An Interview with UN Women's Lakshmi Puri

ZP Heller | Posted 07.01.2013 | World
ZP Heller

Puri has been a force in elevating UN Women's prominence over the last couple years. Talking to Puri gives one the deep sense of the interconnectedness that UN Women prioritizes in advancing gender equality and women's empowerment.

Michelle Bachelet Announces Candidacy

AP | EVA VERGARA | Posted 03.28.2013 | Latino Voices

SANTIAGO, Chile -- Former Chilean President Michelle Bachelet announced her candidacy in November presidential elections on Wednesday, saying she woul...

Beyond International Women's Day?

Beth Blatt | Posted 05.18.2013 | Impact
Beth Blatt

How can we keep that passion -- a vision of strong, empowered women and girls everywhere -- beating in our hearts every day, all year long? How about with a song?

UN Holds Line: Women's Rights are Human Rights

Evelyn Leopold | Posted 05.18.2013 | World
Evelyn Leopold

With seven out of 10 women a target of sexual abuse, one would think it would be simple to adopt a program to combat violence. In the end a U.N. conference did that.