Gabriel Valdés

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Gabriel Valdés Subercaseaux (July 3, 1919 – September 7, 2011) was a Chilean politician, lawyer and diplomat. [1] Valdes served as the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Chile under President Eduardo Frei Montalva from 1964 to 1970. [2] A vocal opponent of the military dictatorship of Augusto Pinochet, which held power from 1973 to 1990, Valdés worked for Chile's transition to democracy. [2]

Chile republic in South America

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Valdes served as President of the Senate of Chile, considered the second most important office in the country after the presidency, from 1990 to 1996. [2] He retired from the Senate in 2006. [2]

The President of the Senate of Chile is the highest authority of the Senate of Chile. The position comes after the Ministers of State in the line of succession of the President of Chile in the case of temporary incapacitation or vacancy.

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The Senate of the Republic of Chile is the upper house of Chile's bicameral National Congress, as established in the current Constitution of Chile.

Gabriel Valdés died from bronchitis on September 7, 2011, at his home in Santiago, Chile, at the age of 92. [2] He had recently been admitted as a patient at Clínica Alemana for treatment of a long illness. [2]

Bronchitis type of lower respiratory disease

Bronchitis is inflammation of the bronchi in the lungs. Symptoms include coughing up mucus, wheezing, shortness of breath, and chest discomfort. Bronchitis is divided into two types: acute and chronic. Acute bronchitis is also known as a chest cold.

Gabriel Valdés is the father of Juan Gabriel Valdés, a politician who is a member of the Socialist Party and is today Chile's Ambassador to the United States.

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