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.
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?
Conservative Sebastian Pinera has won the first round of Chile's presidential election. He'll now meet his main socialist rival Alejando Guillier in next month's runoff.
Chile’s politically active youth took to the streets to demand free higher education ahead of November's election. They say Michelle Bachelet’s administration has failed to keep its promises on education reform.
President Michelle Bachelet and women's rights groups hailed the top court's decision. Abortions will be allowed in cases of rape, risk to a mother's life and signs of fetal birth defect.
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