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35th & 37th President of Chile

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Sebastián Piñera: 35th & 37th President of Chile
Miguel Juan Sebastián Piñera Echenique is the sitting President of Chile since 2018, having previously served from 2010 to 2014.

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Less than half of Chileans now believe their democracy is 'functioning': poll

Approval 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..
Reuters - Published

Chile's president sends Congress plan to slash health care costs after protests

Chilean 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..
Reuters - Published

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Bid to impeach Chile's Pinera over protest handling rejected [Video]Bid to impeach Chile's Pinera over protest handling rejected

Legislators toss out motion, saying that it did not meet the Constitutional threshold for removing a president.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:24Published

Thousands of Chilean women protest against mistreatment [Video]Thousands of Chilean women protest against mistreatment

Thousands gathered outside the National Stadium in Santiago, Chile on Wednesday, December 4th, for a protest performance against rape, sexism and impunity that has gone viral and spread around the..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 00:43Published

 

Violent clashes in new round of Chile protests

violent clashes in new round of chile protests
SANTIAGO: 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..
WorldNews - Published

Chilean President Pinera sparks fury with fake news claims

Chilean 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..
Reuters - Published

Chilean president signs off on constitutional change referendum

chilean president signs off on constitutional change referendum
Chile’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..
WorldNews - Published

Chilean president green lights vote on new constitution

Chile’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..
France 24 - Published

Chile's Pinera inks law for vote on new constitution

Chile'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..
Reuters - Published

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..
Reuters - Published

Chilean lawmakers reject move to impeach President Pinera over rights abuses

Chilean 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..
Reuters - Published

Chile's Pinera faces impeachment trial over right's abuses in protests

Chile'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..
Reuters - Published

Chile's Pinera faces political test in opposition bid to impeach him over protests

Chilean 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..
Reuters - Published

Blinded by rubber bullets, Chilean student becomes rallying point for protesters

Protesters 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..
Reuters - Published

Chileans suffering eye trauma from protests march on presidential palace

A 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..
Reuters - Published

Violence in Chile resurges, peso plunges to historic low

Chilean 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..
Reuters - Published

Chile: Anti-government protest ends with clashes in Santiago

chile: anti-government protest ends with clashes in santiago
Thousands demonstrated against Sebastian Pinera's government on...
WorldNews - Published

Chile's Pinera asks for help from military even as abuse allegations mount

Chilean 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..
Reuters - Published

Chile will investigate police violence; nearly 5,000 dead from measles in Democratic Republic of Congo

Chilean President Sebastián Piñera has announced human rights investigations into the country's police force following an Amnesty International report accusing security forces of deliberately..
CBS News - Published

Chile's president says police may have violated protocols

chile's president says police may have violated protocols
Chilean 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..
WorldNews - Published

Chile protests: President Piñera condemns police 'abuses'

President Piñera has acknowledged that police used "excessive force" when cracking down on protests.
BBC News - Published

Chile’s Pinera condemns police brutality in crackdown on anti-govt. protesters

chile’s pinera condemns police brutality in crackdown on anti-govt. protesters
Chile’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...
WorldNews - Published

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..
France 24 - Published Also reported by •Reuters

Inside Chile's unprecedented protest movement

For 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..
France 24 - Published

Opposition Rejects Plan for New Chilean Constitution

opposition rejects plan for new chilean constitution
A 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..
WorldNews - Published

Chile's Pinera acknowledges 'abuses' in handling of riots: media

Chilean 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..
Reuters - Published

Chile's Pinera to crack down on vandals, looters amid unrest

Chile'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..
Reuters - Published

Chile's Pinera announces measures to tighten security amid riots, violence

Chile's President Sebastian Pinera announced on Thursday several measures to tighten security amid continuing riots, looting and violence that have left at least 20 dead over more than two weeks of..
Reuters - Published

Demonstrations in Chile spread to upscale neighbourhoods in capital

demonstrations in chile spread to upscale neighbourhoods in capital
Demonstrations in Chile against the government of President Sebastian Pinera spread into Santiago’s wealthiest neighbourhoods Wednesday, tainting previously untouched enclaves with violence amid the..
WorldNews - Published Also reported by •France 24

Protest-hit Chile vows to punish any abuses by security forces

Chile's President Sebastian Pinera on Thursday promised to ensure police and soldiers found guilty of rights violations were prosecuted with the same force as rioters and looters during nearly three..
Reuters - Published

Chile's Pinera says won't resign, wants to reach end of his term: BBC

Chile's embattled President Sebastian Pinera has rejected the notion of resigning and believes he will reach the end of his term in just over two years despite intense anti-government protests that are..
Reuters - Published

Chilean President Piñera 'will not resign'

Sebastián Piñera says he is committed to remaining as president despite the mass anti-government protests.
BBC News - Published

UN confirms Madrid as new location for climate summit

un confirms madrid as new location for climate summit
BERLIN (AP) — The United Nations global climate meeting next month will take place in Madrid after previous host Chile canceled at short notice, officials said Friday. U.N. climate chief Patricia..
WorldNews - Published

Son of Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro criticised for suggesting government adopt dictatorship-era tactics

son of brazilian president jair bolsonaro criticised for suggesting government adopt dictatorship-era tactics
One of Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro's sons has been criticised for suggesting that the government adopt dictatorship-era tactics if they are deemed necessary to control any street protests...
WorldNews - Published

U.S. warns Russian trolls stoking conflict in Chile

The U.S. State Department warned on Thursday that it had seen indications of Russian "influence" on recent unrest in Chile, where two weeks of protests and riots have rocked the administration of..
Reuters - Published

Spain offers to host COP25 climate change summit in Madrid after Chile withdraws: Chile's Pinera

Spain has offered to host the United Nation's COP25 climate change summit in Madrid, Chilean President Sebastian Pinera said on Thursday, just one day after Chile withdrew as host amid raging street..
Reuters - Published

Trump told Pinera he backs meetings cancellation, efforts to 'restore national order' in Chile: White House

U.S. President Donald Trump called Chilean President Sebastian Pinera on Wednesday to express his support for Chile's decision to call off two major international meetings and decried alleged foreign..
Reuters - Published

Chile withdraws from summits as street protests gain ground

chile withdraws from summits as street protests gain ground
Chile has withdrawn as host of the Asia-Pacific Economic Co-operation (Apec) trade summit in November and the COP25 climate summit in December after several weeks of violent unrest, President..
WorldNews - Published

Chile, Rocked by Unrest, Withdraws From Hosting Climate and Trade Summits

President Sebastián Piñera said on Wednesday that his country, which has been rocked by a wave of recent protests, was not in a position to host the meetings.
NYTimes.com - Published

Chile says it can't host trade and climate summits after protests

Chile has withdrawn as host of the APEC trade summit in November and the COP25 climate summit in December after several weeks of violent unrest, President Sebastian Pinera announced on Wednesday.
Reuters - Published

Chile cancels climate and Apec summits amid unrest

President Piñera said he had to prioritise re-establishing public order as mass protests continued.
BBC News - Published

Protest, looting erupt in Chile amid unrest

Protests and attacks on businesses erupted in Chile despite President Sebastián Piñera’s replacement of some Cabinet ministers with more centrist figures. Thousands of protesters crowded into..
USATODAY.com - Published

Riots, vandalism follow Pinera's cabinet reshuffle in Chile, new calls for protest

Tear gas lingered in the air in downtown Santiago on Tuesday as Chilean commuters made their way to work following another night of fire, looting and riots, in a sign that a cabinet reshuffle by..
Reuters - Published

Chile's Pinera fires interior, finance ministers amid unrest

President Sebastian Pinera dismissed his interior and finance ministers on Monday in a major Cabinet reshuffle aimed at taming the biggest political crisis since the country's return to democracy in..
Reuters - Published

Chile Pinera faces new protests after firing ministers, courting working class

President Sebastian Pinera faced new protests on Monday after he replaced eight cabinet members including his interior and finance ministers, a house-cleaning aimed at taming the biggest political..
Reuters - Published

Chilean president replaces 8 ministers in response to protests

chilean president replaces 8 ministers in response to protests
Chilean President Sebastian Pinera on Monday replaced eight ministers in response to ongoing anti-government protests. "Our government has heard the loud and clear message of Chileans asking for, and..
WorldNews - Published

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