In Chile mother died, Michelle Bachelet and archaeologist ángela Geria

Chilean archeologist and a prominent figure in Chilean political and cultural life, and mother of the current UN high Commissioner for human rights and ex-President Michelle Bachelet Angela Geria died at the age of 93 years.

Reportedly, Geria, died Thursday morning in the hospital of military-air forces of the country.

"The Chairman of the chamber of deputies Diego Paulsen expresses condolences on the death of Angela Jeria Gomez, mother of former President Michelle Bachelet," - said in a press release published on the website of the lower house of the Chilean Parliament. Reportedly, Paulsen sent condolences to the relatives and Jeria Bachelet, who at the time of death mother was in Geneva, and announced a minute of silence.

Geria this week was placed in a military hospital in Santiago in a serious condition, and her diagnosis still is not known. According to local media reports, Bachelet will soon go from Geneva to Santiago.

Angela Geria worked at the University of Chile until 1973, when came to power dictator Augusto Pinochet. His agents detained, tortured and killed her husband, General of the air force Alberto Bachelet. Geria and her daughter Michelle were also arrested and tortured, and a year later went into exile and lived in Australia, the Soviet Union and the GDR.

When Bachelet became the first woman President in Chile, Geria unofficially performed the functions of a first lady by creating a link with most of the population of the country.