- Title: Chile's Bachelet honours victims of Argentina's dictatorship during visit
- Date: 20th July 2017
- Summary: BUENOS AIRES, ARGENTINA (JULY 20, 2017) (REUTERS) VARIOUS OF CHILE'S PRESIDENT MICHELLE BACHELET WALKING WITH OTHER OFFICIALS AT MEMORY PARK WHICH HONOURS THE VICTIMS OF ARGENTINA'S DICTATORSHIP BACHELET PLACING FLOWER ON WALL NEXT TO NAME VARIOUS OF WHITE FLOWER PLACED NEXT TO THE NAME 'CARLOS PRAT' ON THE WALL BY BACHELET VARIOUS OF BACHELET AND OTHER OFFICIALS WALKING AROUND MEMORIAL PARK BACHELET GREETING MEMBERS OF HUMAN RIGHTS ORGANIZATIONS WAITING FOR HER SECURITY VESSEL ON WATER (SOUNDBITE) (Spanish) PRESIDENT MICHELLE BACHELET SAYING: "I believe that places like this, both in Chile and here, is a marvelous homage to all of these men and women. It permits societies to look forward but without forgetting the past, convinced that it was important so that the entire country could move forward without forgetting what happened." VARIOUS OF BACHELET THROWING FLOWERS INTO THE RIO PLATA STANDING ALONG ASIDE OTHER HUMAN RIGHTS ORGANIZATIONS WHO WERE HONOURING THE VICTIMS VARIOUS OF BACHELET LEAVING THE AREA
- Embargoed: 3rd August 2017 18:23
- Keywords: Argentina Chile victims dictatorship President Michelle Bachelet
- Location: BUENOS AIRES, ARGENTINA
- City: BUENOS AIRES, ARGENTINA
- Country: Chile
- Topics: Diplomacy/Foreign Policy,Government/Politics
- Reuters ID: LVA0016QIW20Z
- Aspect Ratio: 16:9
- Story Text: Chilean President Michelle Bachelet continued her visit to Argentina on Thursday (July 20) with a tour of Memory Park to honour victims of Argentina's military dictatorship.
The Chilean leader made floral offerings, greeted members of human rights organizations and underscored the importance of remembering the past.
On Wednesday (July 19) Bachelet participated in a tribute to famed Chilean folk singer, Violeta Para.
Her trip will culminate with a Mercosur summit to be held in Mendoza on Friday (July 21).
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