Michelle Bachelet has been sworn in as president of Chile. She promised to tackle inequality by providing free education at state-run institutions and raising taxes on the wealthy.
Pinera takes over from socialist Michelle Bachelet who capped a second term in office. He has vowed to fight economic "stagnation" from years of center-left rule.
Recent years saw an upswing in female leaders in the Americas, but the region seems set to return to macho culture after Chile's upcoming election. When Michele Bachelet leaves office, will others fill the void?
Pope Francis has arrived in Chile, kicking off a week-long Latin America trip. He's due to meet with indigenous peoples and victims of the dictatorship. Activists are demanding he also address the issue of priest abuse.
A pamphlet left at one of the churches threatened to place the "next bomb" in the pope's garments. The Catholic Church has fallen out of favor in Chile, with the president urging citizens to welcome him with "respect."
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