Ricardo Lagos

Ricardo Lagos

Ricardo Froilán Lagos Escobar is a lawyer, economist and social democrat politician, who served as president of Chile from 2000 to 2006. He won the 1999-2000 presidential election by a narrow margin in a runoff over Independent Democrat Union candidate Joaquín Lavín. He was Chile's first agnostic president. Lagos was also the third president from the center-left Coalition of Parties for Democracy to have ruled Chile since 1990. He was succeeded on March 11 2006 by Socialist Michelle Bachelet, from the same coalition. Wikipedia*

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Ricardo Lagos has seven videos in the C-SPAN Video Library; the first appearance was a 2001 Statement. The year with the highest average number of views per program was 2009 with an average of 142 views per program. Most appearances with George W. Bush (2), Vicente Fox (2). Most common tag: Chile.

Appearances by Title:c. July 1, 2007 - Present Special Envoy, Climate Change, United Nations Videos: 1

Previously

President, Chile c. April 13, 2000 - c. January 1, 2006 Videos: 6

Recent Appearances

  • Fifth Summit of the Americas Preview

    Fifth Summit of the Americas Preview

    A panel discussion was held on what to expect from the Fifth Summit of the Americas, which would take place April 17-19, 2009, in…

  • Global Climate Change International Perspectives

    Global Climate Change International Perspectives

    The three special envoys and Minister Gabriel briefed the committee on the September 24 United Nations meeting on climate…

  • U.S.-Chile Relations

    U.S.-Chile Relations

    Following their meeting in the White House, President Bush and President Lagos spoke briefly to reporters about trade…

  • Development Financing

    Development Financing

    Some portions of the program do not have English translation. International leaders talked about giving financial aid to…

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