Michelle Bachelet President of Chile Arrives in Cuba

HAVANA, Jan 7th (PL) Chilean President Michelle Bachelet arrived in Cuba today on an official visit.
Bachelet and the delegation accompanying her will have an intense program here, according to the Cuban Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

The president’s agenda includes meetings with artists and intellectuals today, while tomorrow she will be officially welcome.

The Chilean visitor will also lay a wreath at the Monument of Cuban National Hero José Martí, in this capital. Later, she will participate in a business forum and will visit a pedagogical school.

Bachelet was Chile’s president during a first term (2006-2010) and was elected for the second time for the 2014-2018 term.

The Chilean leader, the first president pro tempore of the Union of South American Nations (Unasur), will be succeeded by Sebatian Piñera on March 11, who will repeat at La Moneda after winning the December elections runoff.