Monday, January 23, 2006

Michelle Bachelet on Violence

January 23, 2006


Michelle Bachelet on Violence


''Violence entered my life and destroyed what I loved. I was a victim of hate, and so I have dedicated my life to reversing that hatred by turning it into understanding, tolerance and -- why not say it outright? -- love.'' So spoke Michelle Bachelet on Sunday night after winning Chile's presidential election.

She is the first women, without family political connections, to win as president in the Hemisphere! Bachelet, a socialist during the Allende period, was tortured and sent into exile.

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