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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.

Michelle Bachelet Says So Long

AP | EDITH M. LEDERER | Posted 05.16.2013 | Latino Voices

UNITED NATIONS — Former Chilean President Michelle Bachelet, who became head of the U.N. agency promoting women's equality in July 2010, said Fr...

Former Chilean Leader's Dad Likely Tortured To Death

AP | Posted 08.20.2012 | World

SANTIAGO, Chile — A judge in Chile says investigators have determined that the father of former President Michelle Bachelet apparently died of t...

UN Women Head Michelle Bachelet: 'Gender Equality Is Good Business'

Elisabeth Braw | Posted 08.19.2012 | World
Elisabeth Braw

Michelle Bachelet is a crusading feminist: she was Chile's first female president. Two years ago she was appointed the first-ever Executive Director of UN Women. And gender equality isn't just about doing the right thing, she says: it makes economic sense.

An Open Letter to Michelle Bachelet: For Syria, We Must Act Now

Rachida Dati | Posted 08.18.2012 | World
Rachida Dati

We must not be guilty of not having done enough for the Syrian people. Let us not limit ourselves to what, institutionally, we can or cannot do. We must act.

U.N. Women's Michelle Bachelet: An Effective Advocate for the World's Women

Stephenie Foster | Posted 07.14.2012 | World
Stephenie Foster

Michelle Bachelet is the first Executive Director of U.N. Women, and in that position she leads the U.N.'s work to advocate for gender equality and the empowerment of women.

2.4 Million People Are Victims Of Human Trafficking

AP | EDITH M. LEDERER | Posted 04.04.2012 | World

UNITED NATIONS -- The U.N. crime-fighting office said Tuesday that 2.4 million people across the globe are victims of human trafficking at any one tim...

Hillary Clinton Makes Jab At Republicans

The Daily Beast | the Daily Beast Video | Posted 05.11.2012 | Politics

"So how do you like my jacket?" Hillary Clinton asked, as she did a star turn on the stage to show off her green, white, and black jacket with sparkle...

WikiLeaks: Fissures Over South American Left Integration

Nikolas Kozloff | Posted 10.15.2011 | World
Nikolas Kozloff

Behind all of the lofty rhetoric and idealism, serious fissures remain within South America's leftist movement, both within individual countries and within the larger regional milieu.

The World's Women and the Pursuit of Justice

Michelle Bachelet | Posted 09.07.2011 | Women
Michelle Bachelet

Our report is a call for action -- setting challenges for national governments, civil societies and the international community. UN Women will work to support this agenda, with the benefits to be felt by everyone.