Tag Archives: Pinera


Chilean President Pinera sparks fury with fake news claims

12 December, 2019 8:16 am 8:16 am

ANTIAGO (Reuters) – Chilean President Sebastian Pinera, whose government has been rocked by riots over inequality, ignited a fresh wave of anger after claiming that “many” videos on social media of police abuse of demonstrators were “fake news,” and unrest was being fomented by foreign governments. Pinera told CNN Chile in an interview that there … Read More


Chileans call for new protests even as Pinera readies cabinet reshuffle

10 October, 2019 4:35 pm 4:35 pm

SANTIAGO (Reuters) – President Sebastian Pinera readied a cabinet reshuffle Monday morning, as Chileans angry at inequality called for more demonstrations this week in the biggest political crisis since the country’s return to democracy in 1990. The president was considering sacking his embattled interior minister, Andres Chadwick, and his finance minister, Felipe Larrain, according to … Read More


Chile President, Pinera, declares, emergency, capital, rocked, riots

Chile President Pinera declares emergency as capital rocked by riots

10 October, 2019 2:33 pm 2:33 pm

SANTIAGO (Reuters) – Chile’s President Sebastian Pinera declared a state of emergency in the capital Santiago early on Saturday, as the city of 6 million descended into chaos amid riots that left a downtown building engulfed in flames and its metro system shuttered. Black-hooded protesters enraged by recent fare hikes on public transportation lit fires … Read More