35th and 37th president of Chile
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Miguel Juan Sebastián Piñera Echenique is the sitting President of Chile since 2018, having previously served from 2010 to 2014.
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Chile president replaces health minister amid COVID-19 deaths controversyChile President Sebastian Pinera on Saturday replaced Health Minister Jaime Manalich amid controversy over the country's figures for deaths from the coronavirus outbreak.
Chile sees record Covid-19 cases as two ministers quarantineChile has registered a new high for coronavirus cases, with nearly 5,000 infections in 24 hours, including two ministers in President Sebastian Pinera's government. Health authorities announced 4,895..
Coronavirus: Chile's president says healthcare system 'very close to the limit'President Sebastián Piñera warns of the strain on hospitals as the number of cases approaches 70,000.
Chile's hospitals under strain as coronavirus cases near 70,000, president saysChile's healthcare system is under strain and "very close to the limit," President Sebastian Pinera said on Sunday, as the number of confirmed novel coronavirus infections approaches 70,000 after a..
Chile to face worst of coronavirus outbreak in coming weeks: PineraChile is set to face the worst of the novel coronavirus outbreak in the coming weeks, President Sebastián Piñera said on Tuesday, as a sharp spike in cases and the southern hemisphere winter push its..
Chile´s Pinera says lobbied Trump to seek 'pole position' for vaccine accessChile's President Sebastian Pinera said on Thursday he had spoken to U.S. President Donald Trump to seek to place his country in "pole position" to receive early access to a vaccine for the new..
Chile announces $2 billion fund to benefit informal workers amid coronavirus outbreakChilean President Sebastian Pinera on Wednesday announced a fresh $2 billion fund to help support the country´s informal workers as the coronavirus outbreak continues to batter the South American..
Chile's president sparks outrage with visit to quarantined protest squareEmbattled Chilean President Sebastian Pinera sparked outrage on Friday by posing for photographs at the plaza that was the centre of anti-government protests before it was put under quarantine to help..
Chile government negotiates bill-paying delay for poor as coronavirus bitesChilean President Sebastian Pinera announced on Friday that low-income families will be able to delay household debt payments without the fear of having utilities cut off in a bid to mitigate the..
'You're not on holiday': Chile's Pinera under pressure to declare national quarantine over coronavirusChilean president Sebastian Pinera is under growing pressure to announce a national quarantine by opposition leaders, medical experts and local mayors, who have launched their own measures to try to..
Chile´s Pinera declares 90-day state of catastrophe over coronavirus outbreakChilean President Sebastian Pinera on Wednesday declared a 90-day state of catastrophe as cases of the new coronavirus mounted in the nation, giving the government extraordinary powers to restrict..
Blinded Chilean student says protests won't end until president steps downA Chilean student who became a lightning rod for broad social unrest after police shot him in the face during a demonstration has said President Sebastian Pinera will never regain the trust of citizens..
Chile bans large public events over coronavirus fears, ahead of planned protestsChilean President Sebastian Pinera announced a ban on public events with more than 500 people on Friday, as the government tries to curtail the spread of coronavirus even as massive social..
Chile's Pinera, responding to protests, cracks down on white-collar crimeChilean President Sebastian Pinera announced legislation on Friday to combat white collar crimes such as insider trading and collusion, the latest in a series of proposals aimed at quelling the demands..
Chile marks 30 years of democracy; students ramp up protests against inequalitySANTIAGO — President Sebastian Pinera celebrated 30 years since Chile’s return to democracy on Wednesday, but students calling for Pinera himself to leave office due to income inequality and other..
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Chile braces for fresh protests on 30th anniversary of return to democracyChilean President Sebastian Pinera celebrated 30 years since Chile's return to democracy on Wednesday, even as scattered incidents of violence broke out across the capital alongside renewed calls for a..
Chile cracks down on femicide against pregnant women, minors, girlfriendsChilean President Sebastian Pinera on Monday signed a law that strengthens existing legislation against femicide, expanding the definition to include the killing of non-married partners and boosting..
Chile braces for March protests as Pinera appeals for peacePresident Sebastian Pinera called on Chileans on Monday to help the country "live in peace" ahead of an anticipated fresh outbreak of protests in March.
Less than half of Chileans now believe their democracy is 'functioning': pollApproval for Chile's President Sebastian Pinera has sunk to just 6% since widespread protests against elitism and inequality broke out, with less than half of Chileans now believing the country is a..
Chile's president sends Congress plan to slash health care costs after protestsChilean President Sebastian Pinera on Sunday announced a plan to overhaul the country's public health care system, the latest in a series of measures aimed at quelling the demands of protesters who..
Violent clashes in new round of Chile protestsSANTIAGO: Thousands of protesters clashed with police Friday in Santiago in a fresh round of anti-government demonstrations that erupted more than two months ago in Chile. The rally took place in the..
Chilean President Pinera sparks fury with fake news claimsChilean President Sebastian Pinera, whose government has been rocked by riots over inequality, ignited a fresh wave of anger after claiming that "many" videos on social media of police abuse of..
Chilean president signs off on constitutional change referendumChile’s President Sebastian Pinera on Monday signed off on a referendum to be held on a new constitution, which he vowed would generate a “solid, compassionate and legitimate framework” that..
Chilean president green lights vote on new constitutionChile’s President Sebastian Pinera on Monday signed off on a referendum to be held on a new constitution, which he vowed would generate a “solid, compassionate and legitimate framework” that..
Chile's Pinera inks law for vote on new constitutionChile's President Sebastian Pinera on Monday signed off on a referendum to be held on a new constitution, which he vowed would generate a "solid, compassionate and legitimate framework" that would help..
Chilean president says protest-hit police must be 'respected, protected'Chile's President Sebastian Pinera sent a bill to congress on Monday to strengthen protections for the country's security forces after two months of unrest that has rattled one of Latin America's..
Chilean lawmakers reject move to impeach President Pinera over rights abusesChilean lawmakers on Thursday rejected a bid to oust President Sebastian Pinera over allegations he failed to safeguard human rights during weeks of deadly riots, a small victory for the embattled..
Chile's Pinera faces impeachment trial over right's abuses in protestsChile's lower house began to debate Thursday a move to impeach President Sebastian Pinera over allegations he failed to safeguard human rights during weeks of rioting, a political test that he is..
Chile's Pinera faces political test in opposition bid to impeach him over protestsChilean lawmakers are set to debate on Thursday a move to impeach President Sebastian Pinera over allegations he failed to safeguard human rights during weeks of rioting, a political test that he is..
Blinded by rubber bullets, Chilean student becomes rallying point for protestersProtesters against Chile President Sebastian Pinera's government have rallied around a student blinded by police rubber bullets and his family hopes a photo capturing his injuries will increase..
Chileans suffering eye trauma from protests march on presidential palaceA group of Chileans who claim to have suffered eye trauma in confrontations with the security forces rallied outside the presidential palace on Thursday to call for President Sebastian Pinera to "take..
Violence in Chile resurges, peso plunges to historic lowChilean President Sebastian Pinera warned on Wednesday of the potential "irreparable harm" of a resurgence in violence that saw arson and looting attacks spike nationwide and the peso plunge to a new..
Chile: Anti-government protest ends with clashes in SantiagoThousands demonstrated against Sebastian Pinera's government on...
Chile's Pinera asks for help from military even as abuse allegations mountChilean President Sebastian Pinera on Tuesday asked lawmakers to allow troops back on the streets to defend key public infrastructure, even as a human rights group reported "grave" abuses by security..
Chile will investigate police violence; nearly 5,000 dead from measles in Democratic Republic of CongoChilean President Sebastián Piñera has announced human rights investigations into the country's police force following an Amnesty International report accusing security forces of deliberately..
Chile's president says police may have violated protocolsChilean President Sebastian Pinera has said that police may have broken protocols in responding to a month of protests, and prosecutors will investigate whether they violated human rights. His comments..
Chile protests: President Piñera condemns police 'abuses'President Piñera has acknowledged that police used "excessive force" when cracking down on protests.
Chile’s Pinera condemns police brutality in crackdown on anti-govt. protestersChile’s President Sebastian Pinera has condemned police forces for using “excessive force” and committing “crimes” while dealing with anti-government protesters in the last four weeks...
Chile's Pinera condemns police violence during protests, pledges 'no impunity'Chilean President Sebastian Pinera on Sunday vowed “no impunity” for security forces that used excessive force and violated the rights of protesters during weeks of violent riots over economic..
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Inside Chile's unprecedented protest movementFor the past month, Chile has witnessed unprecedented mass protests. Demonstrators are angry at the ultra free-market model established during the Pinochet dictatorship, which remains in force today..
Opposition Rejects Plan for New Chilean ConstitutionA plan by President Sebastian Pinera to draft a new constitution for Chile was criticized Monday by the opposition and even his own political ranks. The proposal unveiled Sunday by Interior Minister..
Chile's Pinera acknowledges 'abuses' in handling of riots: mediaChilean President Sebastian Pinera acknowledged "abuses" in the handling of massive social protests that have shaken the country for three weeks, but stopped short of blaming police or the military in..
Chile's Pinera to crack down on vandals, looters amid unrestChile's President Sebastian Pinera announced a battery of measures on Thursday to tighten security and increase penalties for vandals as ongoing riots, looting and violence have left at least 20 dead..