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Bachelet in tears admits 'painful' ordeal after formal tax fraud charges against her daughter in law

Monday, February 1st 2016 - 05:16 UTC
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A Chilean court Friday brought formal tax fraud charges against the daughter in law of President Michelle Bachelet in a scandal the leftist leader tearfully admitted was a “painful” ordeal. The case first came to light a year ago and has shocked the public in Chile, which is ranked by Transparency International as one of the least corrupt countries in Latin America. Read full article


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  • ChrisR

    Ah diddums!

    Crying for who? Herself or that she has a crooked daughter-in-law or that her useless son married 'below him' because it won't be for the people who got bamboozled into re-electing her, that's for sure.

    20% popularity rating, did TMBOA ever get that low?

    Feb 01st, 2016 - 10:57 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Marti Llazo

    It's the Adimark poll that is most often cited for “ approval/disapproval” opinions in Chile. The January poll showed 71 percent disapproval of the way Bachelet was running the government. The writer of the article was too lazy to look up the poll results and report them accurately. Typical of the writers for Mercopress. And they need to find a more competent writer or editor who can put these articles in proper English.

    At least in Argentina it's widely acknowledged that the country is corrupt. In Chile they keep pretending otherwise . But Bachelet's government, and the ineptitude and corruption at all levels of Chilean society, are finally starting to be noticed and admitted. And the voting population has long been wondering how they could have been so foolish as to elect her again.

    Feb 01st, 2016 - 12:33 pm - Link - Report abuse 0

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