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Tag: Gabriel Boric

  • Thursday, June 1st 2023 - 10:33 UTC

    One-third of Chileans okay with Pinochet overthrowing Allende

    “Pinochet was a coward... never a statesman,” Boric argued

    Over 30 % of Chile's population still approves of General Augusto Pinochet staging a military coup d'état nearly half a century ago to topple Socialist President Salvador Allende, according to a study by Market Opinion Research International (MORI) released in Santiago this week.

  • Wednesday, May 31st 2023 - 12:12 UTC

    Lula rebuts comments from Boric and Lacalle

    “No one needs to agree with anyone. This is how we do it”, said Lula in response to Lacalle's and Boric's criticism.

    Brazilian President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva stated on Tuesday that the meeting of 11 South American presidents at the Itamaraty Palace was not a group of friends, but of presidents seeking regional coordination, reported Agência Brasil.

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  • Tuesday, May 30th 2023 - 23:49 UTC

    Amid controversy in Brasilia regarding Venezuela, Fernández holds bilateral talks with Maduro

    Nevertheless, other leaders at the Presidents’ meeting were critical with the presence of Maduro and the gesture Lula da Silva made on Monday

    The South American Presidents' Meeting held in Brasilia witnessed a series of controversial exchanges among regional leaders, highlighting the complexities surrounding the situation in Venezuela. In that context, Argentine President Alberto Fernández engaged in a bilateral meeting with Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro, aiming to foster consensus and reinforce mechanisms for regional integration in Latin America.

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  • Tuesday, May 30th 2023 - 22:11 UTC

    Presidents Boric and Lacalle Pou criticize Lula da Silva's defense of Maduro's Regime in Brasilia

    “It is serious and I have had the opportunity to see it in the eyes and in the pain of hundreds of thousands of Venezuelans in our homeland,” Boric said.

    Chilean President Gabriel Boric expressed his strong disagreement on Tuesday with the statements made by his Brazilian counterpart, Lula da Silva, who had claimed on Monday that the notion of authoritarianism in Venezuela was a “constructed narrative.” Boric emphasized the seriousness of the situation in Venezuela and distanced himself from Lula's defense of Nicolás Maduro and his regime.

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  • Tuesday, May 16th 2023 - 10:47 UTC

    Chile launches Lithium and Salt Flats Committee

    The new body adds to President Boric's lithium strategy outlined last month

    Chile's Government Monday approved the creation of the “Lithium and Salt Flats Committee” to add to the National Lithium Strategy announced last month in areas involving the Economic Development Agency (Corfo) and also as a technical advisory body, it was reported in Santiago.

  • Wednesday, May 10th 2023 - 10:17 UTC

    Chile: Boric enacts new anti-drug trafficking law

    “Chile will finally have a law that strengthens the prosecution of drug trafficking and organized crime,” Boric said

    Chilean President Gabriel Boric Font Tuesday signed into law the Anti-Drug Trafficking Bill changing the penal code for drug traffickers and tackling the money trail behind these operations.

  • Sunday, May 7th 2023 - 12:45 UTC

    Chile votes again to draft new Constitution

    Last year's draft was turned down massively in a referendum, but Boric chose to insist

    Over 15 million Chileans are to vote Sunday in order to form the 50-member body to draft a new Constitution with which to replace the one stemming from the Augusto Pinochet military regime after the previous project was massively turned down in a referendum in September last. Voting is mandatory and fines are imposed on those who cannot justify their omission.

  • Friday, April 28th 2023 - 11:43 UTC

    Venezuelan migrant crisis sparks diplomatic clash between Chile and Peru

    Otárola urged Boric to “solve their problems and not to throw them to another country”

    Peru's Foreign Ministry Thursday Chilean ambassador Óscar Fuentes as thousands of Venezuelan migrants are trying to cross into the country from the southern border to “protest for the lack of collaboration shown by the Chilean police authorities, which has generated the events that occurred today” when a group tried to force their way into the country and circumvent the police checkpoints.

  • Friday, April 21st 2023 - 10:41 UTC

    Chile announces national lithium strategy

    “I have no doubt that we can do it well,” Boric said. Photo: GETTY IMAGES

    Chilean President Gabriel Boric Font Thursday launched a new state lithium policy which includes the creation of the National Lithium Company and the participation of private companies in new developments. Chile is the world's second-largest lithium producer, behind Australia.

  • Saturday, April 15th 2023 - 07:37 UTC

    Chile: 40-hour working week signed into law

    Boric said it was a “historic” day because “for many years the project was considered impossible”

    Chilean President Gabriel Boric Font Friday signed into law the bill creating the 40-hour working week, one of his campaign promises .“We are taking a step forward for the welfare of working men and women”, said Boric during a promulgation ceremony at the Parque de la Familia, in Santiago.