Chile will begin vaccinating people under 18 years of age against the coronavirus, according to an announcement by President Sebastián Piñera Tuesday. The Pfizer drug is the only one to be used in this age group.
Chile's President Sebastián Piñera Sunday announced the new constituent assembly is scheduled to open sessions on July 4,
Chile's traditional centre-left parties will govern 10 of the country's 16 regions following Sunday's governorship runoff elections in another blow to President Sebastián Piñera Chile Vamos party.
The Government of Chile has deported on a plane to Caracas a total of 56 Venezuelan citizens who were allegedly involved in trafficking of minors, drugs, robberies or simply entered the country irregularly, it was reported.
Chile's president has vowed to push a same-sex marriage bill that is stalled in Congress, a surprising move that stunned his conservative allies. “I think the time for equal marriage has come,” said Sebastián Piñera, whose popularity has plummeted after street protests and a worsening economy.
According to a survey released Sunday, only 45% of Chileans were in favour of the so-called mobility pass the government has been implementing since last week to grant more freedom of movement to people vaccinated with two doses of anticoronavirus immunizers.
The Government of Chile is working on the development of a so-called “mobility pass” which would grant people already vaccinated against covid-19 greater levels of freedom and mobility within their communes and allow travel between regions for those who are in quarantine, it was announced.
The Stock Exchange in Chile's capital took a nosedive after it was confirmed that the Communist candidate Irací Hassler had secured a surprising victory over Santiago's incumbent mayor Felipe Alessandri, among other defeats suffered over the weekend by traditional politics to a more radical leftwing generation.
None of Chile's traditional political parties has managed to win at least one-third of the seats at stake in this past weekend's elections to appoint a new Constituent Assembly which will have to write up a new constitution to replace the one from 1980 which was inherited from Augusto Pinochet's military dictatorship
Chile is about to write another chapter in its history this coming weekend when members of an Assembly to write up a new constitution to replace the one left by the military regime of General Augusto Pinochet are elected.