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34th & 36th President of Chile

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Michelle Bachelet: 34th & 36th President of Chile
Verónica Michelle Bachelet Jeria is a Chilean politician who served as President of Chile from 2006 to 2010 and again from 2014 to 2018 for the Socialist Party of Chile, the first woman to occupy the position. After leaving the presidency in 2010 and while not immediately reelectable, she was appointed the first executive director of the newly created United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women. In December 2013, Bachelet was reelected with over 62% of the vote, bettering the 54% she obtained in 2006. She was the first President of Chile to be reelected since 1932.

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Syria truce fails as Idlib civilians killed daily: U.N.

United Nations human rights chief Michelle Bachelet called on Friday for an immediate cessation of hostilities in Syria's opposition-held Idlib province, saying the latest ceasefire attempt had yet..
Reuters - Published

UN rights chief says Iranian regime using ‘severe violence’ against protesters

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France 24 - Published Also reported by •Reuters

China accuses UN rights chief of inflaming Hong Kong unrest

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U.N.'s Bachelet calls for probes into Chile protest deaths

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Reuters - Published

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SBS - Published

UN human rights chief slams Australia for making asylum seekers 'convenient scapegoats'

'Desperate human beings seeking safety and dignity are victims - not criminals,' Michelle Bachelet said.
SBS - Published

UN human rights chief Bachelet feels ‘sorry’ for Brazil under Bolsonaro

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WorldNews - Published Also reported by •Reuters

Chile's ex-president Bachelet denies links to Brazil's Car Wash scandal

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Reuters - Published

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IndiaTimes - Published

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IndiaTimes - Published

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WorldNews - Published

Brazil's Bolsonaro irks Chile with personal attack on UN's Bachelet

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France 24 - Published Also reported by •Reuters

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Reuters - Published

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Reuters - Published

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BBC News - Published

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Reuters - Published

U.N. rights boss urges Brazil to preserve Amazon from mining

U.N. human rights chief Michele Bachelet called on Monday for an investigation into the murder of an indigenous leader in Brazil last week and urged the Bolsonaro government to reconsider its proposal..
Reuters - Published

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The United Nations warned there was a major increase in violence in Idlib since Syrian forces started an operation to retake the province earlier this year, according to Deutsche Welle. UN Human rights..
WorldNews - Published

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Air strikes by the Syrian government and its allies on schools, hospitals, markets and bakeries have killed at least 103 civilians in the past 10 days, including 26 children, U.N. human rights chief..
Reuters - Published

U.N. says air strikes by Syria, allies killed more than 100 civilians

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Reuters - Published

U.N.'s Bachelet says Congresswomen opposing Trump are 'fantastic'

Four Democratic members of Congress vilified by U.S. President Donald Trump are "fantastic", U.N. human rights chief Michelle Bachelet said on Thursday.
Reuters - Published

Liberals using “Human Rights” to push Coup in Venezuela

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WorldNews - Published

UN rights chief Michelle Bachelet 'appalled' by conditions migrants and refugees face in US detention facilites

The UN's human rights chief said on Monday that she was "appalled" by the conditions migrants and refugees face in US detention facilities, intensifying a challenge to the Trump..
Firstpost - Published

U.N.'s Bachelet 'appalled' at U.S. treatment of migrants and refugees

U.N. human rights chief Michelle Bachelet is "appalled" at the conditions in which the United States is keeping detained migrants and refugees, including children, her office said in a statement on..
Reuters - Published

Venezuelan envoy rejects ‘biased’ report at UN rights body

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WorldNews - Published

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Reuters - Published

Venezuela may have 'executed' thousands in extrajudicial killings: UN

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WorldNews - Published

U.N.'s Bachelet says Sudan protests biggest yet, time for transition

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Reuters - Published

U.N.'s Bachelet calls for swift transition to civilian government in Sudan

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Reuters - Published

U.N. calls for independent probe into Venezuelan navy captain's death

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Reuters - Published

UN's Bachelet: Denying Fair Trials Leads to Radicalization

un's bachelet: denying fair trials leads to radicalization
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WorldNews - Published

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Reuters - Published

UN human rights chief calls for IS group families to be repatriated

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France 24 - Published

Islamic State captives 'must be tried or freed', says UN's Bachelet

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The UN also urges countries to take responsibility for citizens being held in Iraq or Syria.
BBC News - Published

Hong Kong should consult widely on extradition bill: U.N. rights boss

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Reuters - Published

U.N.'s Bachelet says 55,000 linked to IS in Syria, Iraq should be tried or freed

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Reuters - Published

U.N. rights boss says Sudan must halt repression, allow monitors access

Sudanese authorities must grant human rights monitors access to the country and end "repression" against protesters and the shutdown of the Internet, U.N. human rights boss Michelle Bachelet said on..
Reuters - Published

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