Michelle Bachelet

Chile’s culture minister resigned after his criticism of a human rights museum sparked outrage.

Amid accusations of insensitivity, Chile’s new culture minister, Mauricio Rojas, resigned on Monday.In an interview published in 2015 that recently …

Human Rights

Dutch government honors outgoing UN human rights chief

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — The Dutch government is honoring the outgoing U.N. human rights chief with one of its most prestigious awards.<p>The …

Human Rights

Secretary-General Appoints Michelle Bachelet of Chile United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights | Meetings Coverage and Press Releases

United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres, following approval by the General Assembly, has appointed Michelle Bachelet of Chile the next …

Human Rights

Sigh of relief as Bachelet replaces Kashmir-baiter Zeid Hussein as UNHRC chief

Bachelet, who earlier expressed concerns about India having to suffer cross-border terrorism, is seen in New Delhi as fair and objective observer.

Human Rights

Chile's ex-President Bachelet to be new UN human rights chief - Xinhua

SANTIAGO, Aug. 10 (Xinhua) -- Chile's ex-President Michelle Bachelet on Friday said she was "honored" to be the next United Nations High Commissioner …

Human Rights

UN assembly approves Chile's Michelle Bachelet as rights chief

The two-term Chilean president will replace Jordan's Zeid Ra'ad al-Hussein, a sharp critic of Donald Trump's policies. This is not the first time …

Rights & Freedoms

Chile's Ex-President Michelle Bachelet Picked As U.N. Human Rights Chief

Former Chilean president and torture victim Michelle Bachelet is set to become U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights. The U.S., no longer on the human rights council, wants her to focus on Venezuela and Iran.<p>Transcript<p>LAKSHMI SINGH, HOST:<p>The United Nations has a new leading voice on human rights, …

Human Rights

Haley: New human rights chief must address UNHRC failures, Israel bias

The commissioner does not control the UN Human Rights Council, but it is run through that office and part of Bachelet’s new job will be to report to …

Human Rights

Chile's first female president Michelle Bachelet will rise to human rights mission

The United Nations General Assembly met on Friday and approved Michelle Bachelet’s appointment as the world body’s new human rights chief.<p>The former president of Chile, Michelle Bachelet, was chosen by UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres to replace Jordanian diplomat Zeid Ra’ad al-Hussein, who …

Human Rights

Chile's Michelle Bachelet to Be New UN Human Rights Chief

United Nations (AP) -- Secretary-General Antonio Guterres selected Chile's former President Michelle Bachelet on Wednesday to be the next U.N. human …

Human Rights

Ex-Chilean President Michele Bachelet to lead U.N. Human Rights Council

Former Chilean President Michelle Bachelet will be the next United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, the organization announced Wednesday.

Human Rights

Michelle Bachelet, socialist ex-president of Chile, is tapped for UN human rights post

United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has nominated socialist ex-President Michelle Bachelet of Chile to be the next human rights chief, the U.N. said Wednesday.<p>Secretary-general spokesman Farhan Haq said that Guterres has informed the General Assembly of the nomination for high …

Human Rights

CEO of lithium producer SQM resigns after three years | Financial Times

The chief executive of Chilean lithium producer SQM has resigned for “personal reasons” after three years in the job.<p>Patricio de Solminihac, 63, will …

Financial Regulation

Thousands March in Chile Demanding Abortion Law Overhaul

Thousands of people took part in a march in the Chilean capital demanding reform of laws that allow abortion only in cases of rape or reasons of …

Latin America

Chile ex-president's daughter-in-law guilty of tax evasion - court

By Antonio De la Jara<p>(Reuters) - The daughter-in-law of former Chilean president Michelle Bachelet is facing four years' imprisonment after she was …

Corruption

New UN rights chief Michelle Bachelet was twice the president of Chile – and once a victim of torture

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Wednesday announced the appointment of Michelle Bachelet, Chile’s two-time president who endured torture …

Human Rights

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Indonesia quake victims speak out<p>Shaved ice is the hottest trend in South Korea<p>Haley visits Venezuela border, announces $9 million in humanitarian aid<p>…

Antonio Guterres

Chile president: Marijuana no longer on 'hard drug' list

SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) — Chilean President Michelle Bachelet has signed a decree that removes marijuana from the country's list of hard drugs.<p>The decree also authorizes the sale of cannabis-derived medicines at pharmacies.<p>The document hasn't been published officially, but a copy was obtained Friday …

Cannabis

Michelle Bachelet joins Chile anti-discrimination campaign

Former Chilean President <b>Michelle Bachelet</b> has joined a Pride month campaign that seeks to raise awareness of discrimination in Chile. (Washington …

LGBTQI

Chile foreign minister says not sending ambassador to Venezuela

SANTIAGO (Reuters) - Chile’s Foreign Minister Roberto Ampuero said on Wednesday his country would not send an ambassador to Venezuela after Sunday’s presidential election was called a fraud by many countries.<p>The post has been empty since Chile’s Former President Michelle Bachelet left office in …

World News

Apolitical Announces World's 100 Most Influential People Working in Gender Policy for 2018

<b>May 23, 2018—</b>Apolitical today announced its inaugural list of the world’s 100 Most Influential People in Gender Policy in 2018. The list honors and …

Malala Yousafzai

Viewfinder: Dancing to Protest for Education in Chile

Students dance in front of riot police as they march to protest against the slowness in the progress of the Chilean education reform in Santiago on …

Education

Priyanka Chopra is grateful to Prime Minister Modi

Actress Priyanka Chopra on Wednesday met with Prime Minister Narendra Modi in New Delhi to invite him to an upcoming conference of Partnership for …

India

Priyanka Chopra: Women's health and women's rights are global problems

Priyanka Chopra believes that women have started to stand up against gender biases but the world is still not able to digest them being "vocal" about …

Entertainment (India)

Demonstrators clash with police in Chile over for-profit school ruling

Police clashed with student demonstrators in the streets of Chile's capital Santiago on Tuesday after a constitutional court overturned a law that would have banned universities operating for profit.<p>The decision dealt a blow to free tuition reforms brought in by former centre-left president …

Protest

#BlackGirlMagic! Trinidad and Tobago Swears In First Female President

Trinidad and Tobago just proved that a woman <i>can</i> lead their country!On Monday, <b>Paula-Mae Weekes</b> took her oath as the island’s 6th president and …

Deon Cole

U.S. to consider Pacific Trade re-entry after other priorities: Mnuchin

SANTIAGO, Chile -- The United States will consider rejoining a sweeping free trade agreement of Pacific Rim countries after it deals with other …

Donald Trump

Paula Mae Weekes, The 1st Woman President of Trinidad and Tobago, Takes Office

by Tiffany McGee via thegrio.com For the first time, the twin island Caribbean nation of Trinidad and Tobago has a…

Natural Gas

Chile preparing new law to lure foreign investment: media

© Reuters. Chile's President Sebastian Pinera speaks to his ministers and parliamentarians during a working meeting at the presidential palace of …

Commodities

German finally has a government again as Angela Merkel sworn back in as chancellor

Angela Merkel was sworn in for a fourth term as German chancellor on Wednesday almost six months after suffering damaging losses in elections.<p>Mrs Merkel won a vote of confidence in parliament just over a week after securing a deal to form a new coalition after Germany endured almost six months …

Europe