March 16, 2014

Bachelet's Chile: Closer to Venezuela?

Andres Oppenheimer, Miami Herald

The Associated Press

Chilean President Michelle Bachelet may turn out to be a better president than her predecessor Sebastian Piñera, but many pro-democracy activists in Latin America may well come to miss his recent views on Venezuela, Cuba and other authoritarian regimes.

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TAGGED: Venezuela, Latin America, Chile, Michelle Bachelet


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