Michelle Bachelet, Chile’s first female president, was named today by the country’s Socialist and Partido por la Democracia parties as their candidate for a primary presidential election planned for June.
Michelle Bachelet first met Hillary Clinton at a photo opportunity, when the Chilean was on the cusp of becoming her country’s first female presidential candidate. The two women wound up talking for almost an hour, on women, politics and health policy.
Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood, the country’s largest Islamist movement, criticized a United Nations report that aimed to end violence against women and girls, saying it violates principles of Islamic law.
Fernando Almeda, who moved to south- central Chile’s Curico valley from his native Spain two decades ago to pursue his love of winemaking, says the Andean nation is a paradise for vintners. Its Mediterranean-like climate is well suited to growing grapes, while the Andes mountain range to the east and Atacama Desert to the north provide natural barriers against pests.
Chilean President Michelle Bachelet denied her country is a tax haven even as it works to reform its banking rules, changes that could ease concern about its tax policy and help its bid to join the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development.
Former Chilean President Michelle Bachelet , head of a new United Nations agency focused on support for women, said lack of respect for their rights is hampering maternal health gains and efforts to curb sexual violence.
The United Nations is stepping up pressure on governments to overturn laws and end policies that deny women access to legal systems, control of their bodies and protection from violence, said former Chilean President Michelle Bachelet, head of a UN agency promoting women’s rights.