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Bachelet, Michelle

Chile Looks to Prolong Human Rights Progress Established Under Female Presidentonline video

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Chilean President Michele Bachelet, barred from seeking a second consecutive term, leaves a legacy in the human rights area that is creating concern about her successor.
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It’s a rendezvous Michelle Bachelet has never missed during her four years as Chilean president: Human Rights Day, marked last December 10th, in Lonquén, Chile. That’s where dictator General Augusto Pinochet orchestrated one of his first massacres. For Bachelet, the daughter of an assassinated opposition leader, defending human rights is an important legacy.When we abolish liberty and tyranny takes over, all kinds of horrors are possible. For that reason, it’s key that we nurture and perfect our democracy.After leaving her post, Bachelet’s next mission: ensuring that the ...

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