This combination of two 2013 photos shows Chilean presidential candidates Evelyn Matthei, left, and former President Michelle Bachelet. Their history is the history of Chile. Childhood friends whose ... more 
This combination of two 2013 photos shows Chilean presidential candidates Evelyn Matthei, left, and former President Michelle Bachelet. Their history is the history of Chile. Childhood friends whose fathers became top generals, they were thrust onto opposite sides of the country's deep political divide. Bachelet's father loyally served socialist President Salvador Allende before and after the 1973 coup ended one of Latin America's oldest democracies. Matthei's father ran the military school where Gen. Alberto Bachelet was tortured to death for refusing to line up behind the dictator, Gen. Augusto Pinochet. They have remained cordial ever since, through long political careers on the left and the right. But their good graces will be tested like never before now that they're facing off in the Nov. 17 general election, the first presidential race between two women in Chile's history. (AP Photo/Luis Hidalgo, File) less 
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Associated Press | Photo By Luis Hidalgo, File
Sat, Jul 27, 2013 3:26 PM EDT