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Montevideo, November 14th 2018 - 02:37 UTC

Tag: Michelle Bachelet

  • Tuesday, September 11th 2018 - 14:57 UTC

    Hunger increases and affects 39 million people in Latin America

    FAO reported that the growth of hunger in the Latin American region grew marked especially by the humanitarian crisis experienced in Venezuela, where undernourishment reached 3.7 million

    Hunger reached 821 million people in 2017 worldwide, of which about 39 million are Latin American, according to the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO). The figure represents a deterioration of 6.1% in Latin America and the Caribbean compared to previous years and could be due to the economic slowdown in South America, especially marked by the case of Venezuela, the UN agency said on Tuesday.

  • Thursday, August 9th 2018 - 12:50 UTC

    Ex Chilean president Bachelet chosen as next UN human rights chief

    Bachelet would replace Jordan’s outspoken Zeid Ra’ad al-Hussein, who is stepping down at the end of the month after a four-year term in the Geneva-based job

    U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has chosen former Chilean President Michelle Bachelet to be the world body’s new human rights chief, the United Nations said on Wednesday. The 193-member U.N. General Assembly is due to meet on Friday to approve Bachelet’s appointment.

  • Monday, March 12th 2018 - 07:12 UTC

    Sir Alan Duncan attends Chilean president Piñera's inauguration

    Sir Alan Duncan MP, say farewell to the outgoing President of Chile Michelle Bachelet and her Foreign Minister with Amb. Fiona Clouder (Pic Twitter)

    Foreign Office minister for Europe and the Americas Sir Alan Duncan represented the UK in the inauguration of the new president of Chile, Sebastian Piñera. Minister Duncan arrived in Santiago on Saturday and part of his agenda is to discuss the future of UK-Chile bilateral relations with the incoming administration.

  • Wednesday, March 7th 2018 - 06:08 UTC

    Chilean president presents constitutional reform a week before leaving office

    “The Constitution project that I'm sending to Congress addresses the demands of citizens for a more egalitarian society that better protects the dignity of all”

    Chilean president Michelle Bachelet is ending her term with an ambitious proposal for a new constitution that would ensure equal pay for men and women and strengthen guarantees of the right to strike. Bachelet sent the proposal to Congress on Tuesday, just five days before she leaves office.

  • Tuesday, January 16th 2018 - 09:32 UTC

    Francis in Chile: modest enthusiasm for a Laitn American country, and protest groups

    Francis was greeted by President Michelle Bachelet and a band played while the two walked on a red carpet as night began to fall.

    Pope Francis flew in to Chile's capital Monday evening for a visit expected to be met with protests over sexual abuse by priests and confronted by many Chileans deeply skeptical about the Roman Catholic Church. It's the pope's first visit to Chile, a nation of 17 million people since taking the reins of the church in 2013.

  • Monday, December 18th 2017 - 13:12 UTC

    Chile bans bottom sea trawling in 98% of its EEZ to protect marine environment

    The fishing footprint was determined on the historical operation of the fleet of both fisheries, common hake and demersal crustaceans - in a period of 15 and 16 years. Photo: Brian Skerry

    Chile's Under secretariat of Fisheries and Aquaculture, SUBPESCA, and Oceana Chile jointly announced the freezing of the fishing footprint for the common hake and demersal crustacean fisheries. This means that 98% of Chile's exclusive economic zone, EEZ, will be protected from bottom trawling.

  • Saturday, November 18th 2017 - 10:12 UTC

    Massive abstention the main challenge for Chilean Sunday presidential election

    The Center of Public Studies (CEP) predicts Piñera as the winner, with 44.4% of the votes, followed by Guiller (19.7%), and Sanchez (8.5%).

    On Sunday, Chileans will choose a new president that will rule the country for the 2018-2022 pereriod replacing current president, socialist, Michelle Bachelet. Senators, deputies and regional councilmen will also be chosen on Sunday.

  • Thursday, September 14th 2017 - 06:20 UTC

    Piñera maintains a wide lead in polls ahead of November presidential election

    Piñera, who was president of Chile between 2010 and 2014, captured 34% of voter intentions in the survey by GfK Adimark, up from 32% last month.

    Conservative presidential candidate Sebastian Piñera is maintaining a wide lead in the polls ahead of Chile's November election, though the race to challenge him in a potential runoff is tight, according to a monthly survey. Piñera, who was president of Chile between 2010 and 2014, captured 34% of voter intentions in the survey by GfK Adimark, up from 32% last month.

  • Monday, September 11th 2017 - 06:22 UTC

    Chile creates a marine protected area around Easter Island

    In 2015, Bachelet first committed to creating the marine reserve, after lobbying from residents.

    Chilean President Michelle Bachelet officially created a 740,000-square kilometer marine reserve around remote Easter Island, a move that will protect dozens of species found nowhere else. The move follows five years of efforts by environmental organizations and the Rapa Nui people of Easter Island, famous for its extreme isolation and mysterious stone statues known as Moai.

  • Friday, September 1st 2017 - 09:35 UTC

    Bachelet replaces top economic officials: dispute over Chilean mining policy

    Nicolás Eyzaguirre was named minister of finance, replacing Rodrigo Valdés and Jorge Rodriguez takes over from Céspedes.

    Chilean President Michelle Bachelet’s top economic officials resigned on Thursday after the cancellation of a major mining project, weakening her center-left coalition before November elections. Finance Minister Rodrigo Valdes said in a news conference some members of Bachelet’s government had not shared his sense of urgency to spur growth and attract investment to the world’s top copper producer.

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