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Former Chile president to head 'U.N. Women'updated: Wed Sep 15 2010 00:03:00

Michelle Bachelet, the former president of Chile, will head a new U.N. agency created to promote gender equality around the world, U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said.

Billionaire sworn in as Chilean presidentupdated: Thu Mar 11 2010 17:16:00

Sebastian Pinera was sworn in Thursday as president of Chile, taking over a country battered by a recent earthquake but with a strong economy and stable social institutions.

Chile's transition of powerupdated: Thu Mar 11 2010 17:16:00

Sebastian Pinera is sworn in as Chile's next president.

Tsunami wipes out circusupdated: Sun Mar 07 2010 03:35:00

A circus is swept away in the Chilean tsunami, leaving a lion dead and killing a dream. CNN's Sara Sidner reports.

U.N. chief visits as strong aftershocks shake parts of Chileupdated: Fri Mar 05 2010 22:42:00

U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon arrived Friday in earthquake-damaged Chile, which endured two more strong aftershocks while working to recover from last week's devastating earthquake and tsunami.

Building back from devastationupdated: Fri Mar 05 2010 22:42:00

One street in Constitucion, Chile, tells the story of the town after a devastating quake. CNN's Sara Sidner reports.

Chilean death toll revised downwardupdated: Thu Mar 04 2010 20:33:00

The death toll in Chile was revised downward Thursday as authorities reviewed discrepancies in the reported number of dead in the Maule region.

Concepcion mood calmerupdated: Thu Mar 04 2010 20:33:00

CNN's Sara Sidner reports from Concepcion, Chile, where the military has instituted an 18 hour a day curfew.

Aid starts to flow in quake-damaged Chileupdated: Wed Mar 03 2010 19:43:00

Aid and increased security were flowing Wednesday into hard-hit areas of Chile, but some residents complained that they still had not received food or water since Saturday's massive earthquake killed more than 800 people.

Concepcion's curfew extendedupdated: Wed Mar 03 2010 19:43:00

CNN's Brian Byrnes reports from Concepcion, Chile, with a look at what the city is experiencing.

Death toll at 795 in Chile quake, government saysupdated: Tue Mar 02 2010 17:38:00

The death toll from Saturday's 8.8-magnitude earthquake in Chile reached 795 on Tuesday, the president's office said.

Chilean town given no warningupdated: Tue Mar 02 2010 15:31:00

CNN's Karl Penhaul reports from a Chilean seaside town that was shaken by the quake and slammed by a tsunami.

Clinton promises solidarity, supplies for quake-damaged Chileupdated: Tue Mar 02 2010 15:31:00

U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton arrived Tuesday morning in Chile, bringing with her more than two dozen satellite phones and a pledge of U.S. commitment to the earthquake-damaged nation.

Security concerns spread as Chile quake death toll risesupdated: Mon Mar 01 2010 19:14:00

Heavily populated parts of Chile still were without water service and electricity Sunday night because of Saturday's 8.8-magnitude earthquake, and reports of looting raised fears about security in some areas.

Tsunami arrives in Japanupdated: Mon Mar 01 2010 19:14:00

Japan prepares for the worst as tsunami waves from the Chilean earthquake arrive. CNN's Kyung Lah reports.

President-elect: 'We will raise Chile'updated: Mon Mar 01 2010 19:08:00

Chile's president-elect pledged Sunday night to rebuild his earthquake-ravaged nation, announcing in nationally televised remarks that he has met with the sitting president to discuss the effort, which he said will be a centerpiece of his administration.

Chile's growing desperationupdated: Mon Mar 01 2010 19:08:00

The city of Concepcion, Chile, is one of the hardest hit by the earthquake. CNN's Brian Byrnes reports.

Chile earthquake update: At least 2 million affected, president saysupdated: Sat Feb 27 2010 23:07:00

12:56 p.m. -- More than 300 people have been confirmed dead in the quake, according to Chile's Office of Emergency Management.

Girl rescued in Chileupdated: Sat Feb 27 2010 23:07:00

A girl was pulled from a quake-damaged building in Concepcion, Chile.

Chile's president-elect vows to carry out mandate for changeupdated: Mon Jan 18 2010 21:21:00

A day after winning Chile's runoff election for president by a narrow margin, conservative businessman Sebastian Pinera congratulated his countrymen and vowed to carry out their mandate for change.

Chilean presidential race to see runoffupdated: Mon Dec 14 2009 22:20:00

A conservative billionaire businessman and a former center-left president will face off in a runoff election in Chile's presidential race, based on official early results released Sunday.

Peru's president exits summit after report of spy charges against officerupdated: Sat Nov 14 2009 22:05:00

Peruvian President Alan Garcia left Singapore on the eve of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation summit after reports surfaced that an air force officer was accused of spying for the Chilean government, Peru's foreign minister said Saturday.

Biden meets leaders ahead of G-20 summitupdated: Fri Mar 27 2009 13:54:00

Five days before world leaders meet in England for the G-20 Summit, Vice President Joe Biden is attending a two-day conference in Chile that includes seven Latin American and European heads of state.

Chilean helicopter crash kills 13updated: Mon Feb 16 2009 16:52:00

Authorities recovered the bodies Monday of a former Chilean presidential pilot and 12 firefighters whose helicopter crashed into a fog-shrouded mountain Sunday afternoon.

Chileans angry over Peru general's 'body bag' remarkupdated: Mon Dec 01 2008 13:56:00

Tensions between Chile and Peru remained high Monday after last week's revelation that Peru's top army general said at a party that Chileans in Peru would be sent back in coffins or body bags.

Peru leader rejects top general's remarks on Chileupdated: Wed Nov 26 2008 15:31:00

Peruvian President Alan Garcia had to call his counterpart in Chile this week to explain comments by Peru's top army general that Chileans in Peru would be sent back in coffins or body bags. Ted Kennedy Back Home After Hospital updated: Fri Sep 26 2008 20:30:00

Sen. Edward Kennedy, who has brain cancer, was taken by ambulance to a hospital Friday near his Cape Cod vacation home after complaining of feeling ill but returned home a few hours later

Volcano spurs Chile town's evacuationupdated: Tue May 06 2008 23:32:00

Chile's Chaiten volcano spewed clouds of gray smoke, hot rocks and toxic gas on Tuesday, forcing authorities to issue an evacuation order for the more than 200 people who remained in the town of Chaiten, emergency officials said. Chile Volcano Spews Ash into Skyupdated: Tue May 06 2008 13:00:00

The Chaiten volcano spewed lava and blasted ash more than 12 miles into the sky on Tuesday, prompting a total evacuation of the provincial capital

Plane crashes on sports fieldupdated: Thu Feb 28 2008 14:36:00

In Santiago, Chile a small police plane crashes onto a sports field killing those aboard and two on the ground.

President, promise of aid arrive in Chilean quake zoneupdated: Thu Nov 15 2007 18:21:00

Chilean President Michelle Bachelet arrived in the quake zone, announcing a state of emergency and promising aid after three powerful aftershocks rattled the region Thursday, according to state-owned media.

Newsmaker: Cristina Fernandez de Kirchnerupdated: Fri Oct 26 2007 06:02:00

Powerful women are nothing new in Argentine politics but next week Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner, wife of the current leader of Argentina, is almost certain to move from her role as first lady to become the first ever elected "presidenta."

Hundreds arrested in Chilean labor protestupdated: Thu Aug 30 2007 00:13:00

Police struggled with looters and clashed with protesters at flaming barricades through the night in Chile's capital, where officials said Thursday that at least 670 people had been detained and 83 were injured.

A 'Third Way' for Latin America?updated: Tue Jan 24 2006 14:28:00

In Bolivia a few days ago, they were celebrating the inauguration of Evo Morales, the country's first Indian president.

Chile elects first female leaderupdated: Sun Jan 15 2006 17:13:00

Chilean voters have elected their first female president, one-time political prisoner and socialist Michelle Bachelet.

Chilean leaders face poll run-offupdated: Sun Dec 11 2005 22:48:00

A onetime political prisoner vying to become Chile's first female president will face a conservative airline and broadcasting tycoon in a January 15 runoff after falling short of a majority in Sunday's presidential election.

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