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  • Former Chilean President Michelle Bachelet casts her vote during general elections in Santiago, Chile, on Sunday, Nov. 17, 2013. Ms. Bachelet is the front-runner in her race to regain the presidency. (AP Photo/Luis Hidalgo)

    Former leader Michelle Bachelet favored to win Chilean presidency

    Chileans were preparing to return Michelle Bachelet to the presidency on Sunday, with supporters hoping she can fulfill promises to reform a dictatorship-era system they blame for keeping the working classes poor and indebted to the privileged few.


  • MOVIE REVIEW: ‘No’ Film sums up beginning of end of dictator

    "No" casts a darkly comic eye at an ad campaign that helped unseat Chile's entrenched military dictator Gen. Augusto Pinochet. In 1988, Chile's government conducted a referendum on Pinochet's rule as means of placating allies and trading partners who were agitating for democratic change in the South American country. A "yes" vote meant eight more years of dictatorship; "no" meant multi-party elections.


  • US warned Chile dictator over plebiscite

    Newly declassified U.S. documents indicate that Chilean dictator Gen. Augusto Pinochet planned to use violence to annul the referendum that ended his brutal regime.


  • Report: Chile's Pinochet wanted anti-vote violence

    Newly published U.S. documents indicate that Chilean dictator Augusto Pinochet sought to use military force to annul the referendum portrayed in the Oscar-nominated film "NO" that ended his brutal regime. The plan was rejected by his fellow generals, the papers say.


  • 'No' Oscar nomination boosts Chile's film industry

    Chile is getting its first shot at an Oscar for best foreign-language film, along with global attention and a boost to its thriving film industry with the nomination of "No."


  • Garcia Bernal feels Chile's pain in latest film

    Gael Garcia Bernal, best known for his role as a young Ernesto "Che" Guevara in "The Motorcycle Diaries," says his latest film has taught him a great deal about the pain that Chileans suffered during a long dictatorship.


  • World Briefs

    Chilean police fired tear gas and clashed with demonstrators who protested against an event honoring a former military officer imprisoned for killings during the dictatorship of Gen. Augusto Pinochet.


  • Chile's communists want Neruda's death probed

    Chile's Communist Party wants a formal investigation into the death of the country's revered poet Pablo Neruda, who officially died of cancer only days after the 1973 coup toppled his close friend, President Salvador Allende.


  • President Obama meets with Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak, left, in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington on Sept. 1, 2010. U.S. intelligence agencies' failure to predict the uprisings in Tunisia and Egypt had drawn criticism from the White House and Congress. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, File)

    MEANS: Pinochet model for Mubarak

    As the Middle East "roils" with street protests against authoritarian leaders in Yemen and Egypt, Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton "pivots" - a hilarious President Obama-esque word that means to abandon one policy (e.g., pragmatism in the Arab world) and embrace its polar opposite (e.g.. human rights and democracy)


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