Chile under Bachelet to warm to Brazil

By Rosalba O’Brien SANTIAGO (Reuters) – Chile under its next president, center-left Michelle Bachelet, is likely to cool toward Latin America’s more conservative governments in favor of warmer relations with Brazil and other left-leaning countries in the region. Former President Bachelet will take back the reins of power in March from right-wing Sebastian Pinera after she beat government-sponsored candidate Evelyn Matthei on Sunday. Under Bachelet’s watch, Chile is unlikely to make any radical moves. It will have to deal with the fallout from a decision in early 2014 from the international court of justice in the Hague over a maritime dispute with neighbor Peru.