Chile’s President Sebastian Piñera announced an ambitious raft of measures on Tuesday, aiming to quell protests against his government with a guaranteed minimum wage, a hike in the state pension offering and the stabilization of electricity costs.
Chilean President Sebastian Piñera said on Monday evening he would meet opposition leaders to forge a “new social contract” to alleviate inequality as thousands of Chileans defied a military curfew in protest marches around the capital Santiago and several other main cities.
Chile's President Sebastián Piñera announced on Saturday the suspension of a rise in metro fares that sparked protests across the country. Soldiers and tanks were deployed in the capital, Santiago after the government declared a state of emergency but demonstrations continued on Saturday.
Monday's bombing at a Santiago metro station that left at least ten people wounded was a terrorist attack, the Chilean government said. This is the last and most serious of a string of bombs that have been found across Santiago most planted at night.