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By Richard Worth

In 2006, Michelle Bachelet made historical past through changing into the 1st lady to be elected president of Chile. The daughter of a Chilean Air strength normal, Bachelet and her kin have been gravely plagued by the upheaval that happened after the 1973 army coup that derailed the govt. of Salvador Allende. Her father used to be arrested, and died in legal. Bachelet and her mom have been tortured and at last fled Chile for jap Europe. They ultimately again domestic, the place Bachelet attended scientific tuition. After the army rule ended, she entered politics, serving as minister of well-being and later security minister. throughout the early a part of her presidential management, she handled vital matters head-on. Michelle Bachelet completely examines the existence and accomplishments of a global chief who has introduced new mild to a country rising from a depressing prior.

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Nevertheless, inflation continued, with living costs rising by almost 90 percent annually to create huge financial problems for most Chileans. In 1958, voters went to the polls to elect a new president. Many of Ibáñez’s supporters had grown tired of him and 51 52 michelle bachelet Although a new leader had come to power, the same old problems remained. formed a new political party, the Christian Democrats. The Christian Democrats wanted reforms that would improve working conditions and the lives of the rural peóns, but they were opposed to Socialism because it seemed too radical.

This led to massive strikes in the copper mines, reducing production further and driving down revenues for the government. Meanwhile, worldwide copper prices were falling. Early in his administration, Allende established diplomatic relations with the Communist government of Cuba, led by Fidel Castro. This angered the United States and nations in Latin America that had cut off relations with the Castro government. Castro visited Chile, where he traveled the country with Allende and addressed huge gatherings.

To strengthen its position for the coming conflict, Peru formed an alliance with Bolivia, located on the Chilean border. War broke out in 1836, although many Chileans did not support it. ) Nevertheless, under the leadership of General Manuel Bulnes, the Chilean army was victorious, bringing an end to the conflict by 1839. In 1841, Bulnes was elected president of Chile. Growth of the Republic During the next three decades, the Chilean economy continued to grow. By the 1870s, as much as one half of the world’s copper was being mined in Chile.

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