Thousands protest in Chile in favour of new constitution

 Several thousand people took to the streets of Santiago and other Chilean cities to demand a Constitutional Assembly as a means to provide the country with a new constitution, as was promised by President Michelle Bachelet during her election campaign.

Argentina`s president remains in hospital for intestinal issue

Argentina`s President Cristina Kirchner will remain in hospital with an intestinal infection which forced her to call off a meeting with Chilean president Michelle Bachelet, Kirchner`s office said Monday. 

Chile's President `evaluates` taking Guantanamo inmates

Chilean President Michelle Bachelet said Friday her government was considering taking in detainees from the US prison at Guantanamo Bay.

Chile rejects court`s role in sea access row with Bolivia

President Michelle Bachelet said Monday she will seek to have the International Criminal Court of Justice declared an inappropriate venue for settling landlocked Bolivia`s demand for access to the Pacific through Chile.

Obama to host Chilean president in June

US President Barack Obama will meet his Chilean counterpart Michelle Bachelet at the White House June 30, the president house said Thursday.

Thousands evacuated as fire burns 500 homes in Chile

An uncontrollable wildfire in the Chilean port city of Valparaiso destroyed 500 homes and forced the evacuation of 3,000 people as the conflagration burned into the night.

Chileans scramble for supplies after new quake

Chileans desperate for supplies stood in long lines outside shops on Thursday after strong aftershocks from a deadly 8.2-magnitude earthquake forced them to spend another night out in the cold.

Michelle Bachelet: From torture victim to two-time Chile president

Michelle Bachelet made history by becoming Chile`s first female president in 2006, and with her re-election on Sunday now has a chance to cement her legacy as a transformative leader.

Michelle Bachelet wins Chile election in a landslide, plans reforms

Michelle Bachelet was elected as Chile`s president again on Sunday in a landslide victory that hands the center-leftist the mandate she sought to push ahead with wide-reaching reforms.

Michelle Bachelet elected Chile president for 2014-2018 term

Socialist Michelle Bachelet was swept back into office as Chile`s next president, electoral officials said, as her rival recognized the win.

Chile`s presidential race heads for run-off

Opposition candidate Michelle Bachelet vowed to seal her victory in a December run-off after taking a big lead in Chile`s first-round presidential election Sunday.

Former S Africa vice president named UN Women chief

UN leader Ban Ki-moon named former South African vice president Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka as head of the UN Women agency.

US embassy in Chile apologizes for rude tweet

US embassy in Chile has apologized for a tweet indicating it was bored or irritated by former Chilean president Michelle Bachelet`s bid to run in the November presidential elections.

United Nations Women`s chief quits

UN Women`s chief Michelle Bachelet has decided to step down, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said in a statement issued at United Nations.

UN Women chief seeks justice for Delhi rape victim

UN Women chief Michelle Bachelet has demanded punishment for culprits of the horrific gang-rape and murder of a 23-year-old Delhi girl.

Head of UN women seeks justice for Delhi gang-rape victim

UN Women head Michelle Bachelet demanded punishment for culprits of the gangrape-cum-murder of a Delhi girl, saying a strong message must be sent that violence against women will not be accepted.

‘Women should play active role in decision-making`

UN Women`s Executive Director Michelle Bachelet on friday encouraged representatives from the fair sex to play an active role in decision-making to bring about a positive change in society.

UN announces new agency for women

UN announced a new agency - UN Women - aimed at promoting equality for women.

Chilean prez pleads for calm as aftershocks sow fear

Chilean President Michelle Bachelet has pleaded with Chileans to stop hoarding supplies and help with relief efforts, deflecting criticism that her govt was slow to respond to one of the world`s most powerful quakes in a century.