A Chilean Bank was forced last week to withdraw from its online collectors' store a coin alluding to the 1973 coup d'état from sale following protests on social media. One of the sides of the coin showed an image of troops shooting at La Moneda Palace.
Chilean protesters clashed with security forces on Monday, several hours after embattled President Sebastian Piñera announced a cabinet reshuffle in his latest bid to end 10 days of street demonstrations.
Chile's President Sebastián Piñera criticised opposition leaders and members of the clergy alike Wednesday after the religious ceremony marking the country's National Holiday.
Chileans went to the polls Sunday and chose to send Michelle Bachelet and Evelyn Matthei to a runoff election with 46.7% and 25% of the vote respectively, but abstention far outstripped them both — less than half the number of voters on the electoral roll cast a vote.
Experts examining the remains of former Chilean leader Salvador Allende ruled out murder in the Marxist president's 1973 death, concluding that he committed suicide as soldiers involved in a coup burst into the presidential palace, the late leader's daughter said Tuesday.
Retired Chilean Air Force head Fernando Matthei denied this week any knowledge of the identities of the pilots involved in the air strike that helped solidify the 1973 military coup d’etat and subsequent 17-year dictatorship of Gen. Augusto Pinochet.