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Tag: Sebastián Piñera

  • 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.

  • Thursday, February 8th 2024 - 10:44 UTC

    Chile: The cause of Piñera's death disclosed

    Piñera, who ruled Chile between 2010 and 2014 and again between 2018 and 2022 was 74

    Chilean Prosecutor Tatiana Esquivel said Wednesday that former two-time President Sebastián Piñera died of asphyxia by submersion, according to the post-mortem performed by Valdivia's Legal Medical team.

  • 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.

  • Saturday, September 23rd 2023 - 12:55 UTC

    Milei's ghost lingers over convention of rightwing leaders in BA

    Bullrich said Milei would not last long in office if he wins this year's elections

    The Libertad y Democracia Group of center-rightwing leaders gathered in Buenos Aires Friday to express its support to opposition candidate Patricia Bullrich of Juntos por el Cambio (JxC) of former President Mauricio Macri, who co-chaired the event “The ideas of freedom in the politics of the future” with Chile's Sebastián Piñera.

  • Friday, September 8th 2023 - 10:45 UTC

    Chile: Boric and former presidents sign declaration against dictatorship

    “One cannot be permanently begging democratic political parties to adhere to such a simple commitment,” Boric insisted

    Chilean President Gabriel Boric Font and his four living predecessors Thursday signed a so-called “commitment for democracy” document as the 50th anniversary of the coup d'état that brought General Augusto Pinochet Ugarte to power between 1973 and 1990 looms over.

  • Thursday, September 7th 2023 - 11:19 UTC

    “The situation in Chile was chaotic”, ex president Piñera recalls the Chilean coup

    Piñera points fingers towards elected president Salvador Allende as the most responsible actor of what happened.

    Next Monday, September 11th, Chile will remember the fiftieth anniversary of the military coup led by General Augusto Pinochet which overthrew constitutionally elected president Salvador Allende, the first Marxist to reach the highest office in the land. But the coup and half a century, far from healing the wounds that caused it have remained alive in Chile, in a community that can be said has been divided in half.

  • 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.

  • Wednesday, May 18th 2022 - 21:37 UTC

    Chile back to state of exception in southern provinces

    Siches had experienced first-hand what radical indigenous groups can do

    Despite its reluctance to resort to the same constitutional mechanisms adopted by the Sebastián Piñera administration, the Chilean Government of leftwing President Gabriel Boric Font Wednesday announced a state of exception to address violence in the indigenous southern zones.

  • Monday, April 11th 2022 - 10:08 UTC

    New Chilean government faces challenge of Mapuche violence: some 70 attacks in three weeks

    Carabineros reported 46 actions related to rural violence and 37 attacks in the Bio Bio region, between March 11 and April 6

    Violence in the south of Chile is on the rise and the newly installed government of president Gabriel Boric is showing greater concern following the rejection of conciliatory messages by the indigenous Mapuche who is demanding land in La Araucaria, which they claim belongs to their ancestors, and now is occupied and exploited by forestry companies and farmers.