Bachelet Sworn in
Earlier this week, Michele Bachelet was sworn in to start her second (non-consecutive) term as president of Chile. Her first term was 2006-2010.
Via the BBC: Michelle Bachelet sworn in as Chile’s president
Ms Bachelet is the first Chilean president in over half a century to return for a second term.
Ms Bachelet won 62% of the vote in the second round of the presidential election in December, well ahead of the 38% cast for Evelyn Matthei.
She campaigned on a promise to spend $15bn (£9.2bn) on reforming education, improving health care and reducing income disparity.
She also wants to increase taxes to offer free university education and reform political and economic structures dating from the 1973-1990 dictatorship of Gen Pinochet.