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Montevideo, February 26th 2024 - 08:53 UTC

Tag: Gabriel Boric

  • Saturday, February 10th 2024 - 10:37 UTC

    Piñera laid to rest with full honors

    Boric's gestures were highlighted by Piñera's widow and children

    Former two-time Chilean President Sebastián Piñera, who died earlier this week aged 74 in a helicopter crash, was laid to rest Friday at the Parque del Recuerdo Cemetery with full State honors, it was reported from Santiago. Also bidding farewell to Piñera were some of the 33 miners rescued during his first term in office.

  • Wednesday, February 7th 2024 - 10:54 UTC

    Chile: Boric delivers heartfelt message after Piñera's passing

    The former president will be given a state funeral with full honors, Boric announced

    Chilean President Gabriel Boric Tuesday decreed three days of mourning for the death of his predecessor Sebastián Piñera (2010-2014 and 2018-2022) in a helicopter crash. He also praised the Conservative leader for his crisis management skills after the 2010 earthquake and during the Covid-19 pandemic. Boric also announced that the two-time President Piñera would receive full honors and “a state funeral.”

  • Tuesday, February 6th 2024 - 19:43 UTC

    Sebastián Piñera, former president of Chile, dies in helicopter crash at age 74

    This Tuesday was a rainy day in the area, with complex weather conditions, it was reported by local media. Piñera had left the house of his friend José Cox piloting his Robinson R 66.

    Former Chilean President Sebastián Piñera tragically passed away on Tuesday at the age of 74 in a helicopter crash in Lago Ranco, Chile. According to Chilean media reports, including ADN Radio, the accident occurred approximately 920 kilometers south of Santiago.

  • Monday, February 5th 2024 - 11:01 UTC

    Chile: Multiple wildfires leave 112 dead; could be more, Boric warns

    Boric urged people to vacate their homes and follow the instructions from the relief teams

    According to the latest bulletin from Chilean authorities Sunday, at least 112 people had been killed as wildfires kept multiplying nationwide during the weekend, particularly in the Valparaiso region. Some 40,000 people have been left homeless or displaced, it was also reported.

  • Saturday, February 3rd 2024 - 10:28 UTC

    At least 10 killed in simultaneous wildfires across Chile

    Boric declared a national emergency

    At least ten people were reported Friday to have died in Chile as forest firest gripped the Valparaíso area, where President Gabriel Boric Font decreed a state of emergency.

  • Tuesday, January 16th 2024 - 11:20 UTC

    Boric keen on not mirroring Ecuador's crisis

    A person who commits a crime is also a human being, Boric argued

    Chilean President Gabriel Boric Font Monday said during an engagement in the Coquimbo Region that his administration needed to do things to not have to go through the crisis Ecuador is experiencing. “We have to ask ourselves how we do things so that we don't get to that place,” Boric underlined.

  • Thursday, December 28th 2023 - 09:04 UTC

    Chile's state-owned Codelco strikes deal with SQP for lithium extraction

    “We are fulfilling the task of ensuring the state's participation in the extraction of the so-called white gold,” Boric celebrated

    Chilean President Gabriel Boric Font Wednesday celebrated a new agreement between the state-owned National Copper Corporation (Codelco) and Sociedad Química y Minera (SQM) to create a public-private partnership to exploit the country's lithium, with the state as the main shareholder, it was reported in Santiago.

  • Monday, December 18th 2023 - 10:59 UTC

    New attempt to reform Chile's Constitution fails

    Sunday's process “strengthens our democracy,” Boric argued

    Chile voted 55.45 % against the new Constitution and thus the one passed in the early 1980s under former dictator Augusto Pinochet Ugarte will remain in force, it was reported Sunday in Santiago.

  • Friday, December 15th 2023 - 10:11 UTC

    Chile: Presidential pardonee arrested for kidnapping

    Boric had promised to assume the pardons responsibly

    A rioter who had been convicted for his involvement in the 2019 uprisings and later pardoned by Chilean President Gabriel Boric Font was arrested Thursday by Carabineros in Copiapó on kidnapping charges.

  • Thursday, November 23rd 2023 - 09:12 UTC

    Chile's new ambassador to Buenos Aires chosen

    Chile and Magallanes are the gateway to the world to Antarctica, Boric also said Wednesday

    Chilean President Gabriel Boric Font Wednesday chose José Antonio Viera-Gallo to fill the vacancy as Ambassador to Argentina, which would mean the appointee's return to a position he held between 2015 and 2018, Undersecretary of the Interior Manuel Monsalve announced.