Chile's Haunted Vote

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Bachelet at a ceremony marking the 40th anniversary of Chile's coup.

Several thousand people have packed the town square of Talagante, an hour south of Santiago, to listen to Michelle Bachelet's campaign speech. The former President of Chile, 62, is running for the job again, after a four-year break. She is already one of the most formidable figures in South American politics — a former Minister of Defense and, during her breather from domestic politics, inaugural executive director of U.N. Women, which seeks to empower women and girls worldwide. But on the campaign trail this year, as one local journalist put it, "she seems to be running for national grandmother."...

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