New FinMin for ChileAndrés Velasco, 45, has been named Chile's Finance Minister. Velasco joins President-elect Michelle Bachelet, Chile's first female president, from Harvard's Kennedy School of Government. Velasco, who holds a doctorate in economics from Columbia as well as degrees from Yale, replaces Nicolás Eyzaguirre. Previously, Velasco served as chief of staff to Chile's finance minister and as director of international finance. In 1995, he was chief economist and deputy lead negotiator in Chile's NAFTA accession team.
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