UN rights chief urges reparations for colonialism, slavery | AFP

The UN’s human rights chief urges countries to confront the legacy of slavery and colonialism and to make reparations. Addressing an urgent debate on racism and police brutality called at the UN Human Rights Council, Michelle Bachelet says countries “need to make amends for centuries of violence and discrimination, including through formal apologies, truth-telling processes and reparations in various forms.” IMAGES

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‘Gratuitous brutality’ of Floyd’s death shows ‘systemic racism’: UN | AFP

Addressing an urgent debate on racism and police brutality called at the UN Human Rights Council, Michelle Bachelet criticises the “gratuitous brutality” on display in the killing of George Floyd in the United States, warning that it has “come to symbolise the systemic racism that harms millions of people of African descent”. IMAGES

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Rule of law in Venezuela ‘eroded’: UN rights chief | AFP

The UN human rights chief Michelle Bachelet laments the erosion of rule of law in Venezuela, pointing to attacks on political opponents and activists, including using torture and killings. The report on Venezuela comes after her visit to the troubled South American Country last month. SOUNDBITE

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UN rights chief Bachelet meets with Venezuela’s Cabello | AFP

UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet arrives to the Foreign Ministry and meets with Venezuela’s Socialist party chief Diosdado Cabello, as part of a visit as part of a visit to review the country’s ongoing economic and political crisis. IMAGES

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UN rights chief Bachelet meets with Venezuela’s Cabello | AFP

UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet arrives to the Foreign Ministry and meets with Venezuela’s Socialist party chief Diosdado Cabello, as part of a visit as part of a visit to review the country’s ongoing economic and political crisis. IMAGES

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UN rights chief arrives to Venezuela’s opposition-led Parliament | AFP

UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet arrives at Venezuela’s opposition-led National Assembly to meet with leader Juan Guaido, as part of a visit to review the country’s ongoing economic and political crisis. IMAGES

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UN human rights commissioner meets with Venezuela AG | AFP

Venezuela’s Attorney General Tarek William Saab meets with UN human rights chief Michelle Bachelet as part of a visit to review the country’s ongoing economic and political crisis. IMAGES

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UN human rights chief Bachelet meets with Venezuela govt officials | AFP

UN human rights chief Michelle Bachelet meets with Vice President of the Constituent Assembly of Venezuela Aristóbulo Istúriz as part of a visit to review the country’s ongoing economic and political crisis. IMAGES

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UN rights chief Bachelet arrives in Venezuela | AFP

United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet arrives at the Simon Bolivar International Airport near Caracas for her visit to Venezuela. IMAGES

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Former Venezuelan oil workers on hunger strike ask Bachelet for help | AFP

Former oil workers on hunger strike intensify their protest before the arrival of Michelle Bachelet to Venezuela, asking the High Commissioner for Human Rights for help and to see what is happening in their country.

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Bachelet gives first speech as UN right’s chief

New UN rights chief Michelle Bachelet gives a widely anticipated speech where she expresses her “deep concern’ over the “impending crisis” in Syria’s Idlib and stresses the importance of addressing the “enormous suffering” of the Rohingya people.

Chilean stars behind ‘A Fantastic Woman’ bring Oscar home

Chilean director Sebastian Lelio, transgender actress Daniela Vega and the rest of the team behind the Chilean film ‘A Fantastic Woman’ meet President Michelle Bachelet in Santiago, days after the film won the Oscar for best foreign film.

Chile creates marine park the size of Ecuador

As one of her last acts as president of Chile, Michelle Bachelet on Tuesday signed a law creating a marine conservation park of more than 250,000 square kilometres to protect the biodiversity in the Pacific Ocean’s Juan Fernandez islands.

Pope Francis meets with Chile’s Bachelet

Pope Francis was welcomed by Chile’s President Michelle Bachelet at the Santiago International Airport Monday, after arriving for a 7-day visit to Chile and Peru, his sixth to South America since becoming the pontiff. IMAGES. //COMPLETES VID1128630_EN//

Billionaire Pinera to return as Chile’s president

Billionaire Sebastian Pinera will return to power as Chile’s president next year. His leftist rival Alejandro Guillier, a 64-year-old TV presenter turned senator who ran as an independent backed by outgoing center-left President Michelle Bachelet, conceded after receiving 45 percent. Pinera will once again take over from Bachelet, who was barred by the constitution from running for re-election.

US urges Latin America to break ties with North Korean regime

US Vice President Mike Pence urges Brazil, Mexico, Chile and Peru to break “all diplomatic and commercial ties” to North Korea, during a joint press conference with Chilean president Michelle Bachelet.

‘End the Debt’: Chilean students throw rocks at police over education fees

Tens of thousands of students marched through Santiago expressing their anger over education fee debts on Tuesday, clashes with police ensued. Protesters could be seen throwing rocks and objects at the armoured police vehicles who retaliated with water cannons to disperse the crowds. The protest, organised by the Confederation of Students of Chile (Confech), marched under the banner ‘End the Debt’ and demanded the government cancel all debts under the Credit with State Guarantee program (CAE). In 2011 President Michelle Bachelet signed a plan to provide free university education but student movements have slammed the government for failing to live up to its promises. Simultaneous protests were held elsewhere in the country with the total number of students participating estimated by Confech as 250,000.

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