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Michelle Bachelet: Chile's first female president

Lyse Doucet hears the remarkable life story of Michelle Bachelet, who was the first woman to serve as president of Chile, and is now the UN's high commissioner for human rights.

Michelle Bachelet's father died after being detained and tortured during the first year of General Pinochet's dictatorial rule in Chile. More than 40 years later, Michelle became Chile's first female president. Lyse Doucet hears the story of her remarkable life.

(Photo: Michelle Bachelet. Credit: Chris Wattie/Reuters)

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