Violent Chilean protests marks Sebastian Pinera's two years in power

World / Politics Mar 12, 2020

Violent Chilean protests marks Sebastian Pinera's two years in power

Students clashed with riot police in Chile's capital Santiago during protests that marked the second anniversary of conservative President Sebastian Pinera taking office on Wednesday. The protests coincided with the 30th anniversary of Chile's return to democracy after Augusto Pinochet's 1973-1990 dictatorship. During a ceremony in ...

Russian trolls are stoking conflict in Chile, U.S. warns

World / Social Issues Nov 1, 2019

Russian trolls are stoking conflict in Chile, U.S. warns

The U.S. State Department warned on Thursday that it had seen indications of Russian "influence" on recent unrest in Chile, where two weeks of protests and riots have rocked the administration of President Sebastian Pinera. A senior State Department official said there were "clear indications" ...

Chile president seeks cross-party help to end street violence

World / Social Issues Oct 23, 2019

Chile president seeks cross-party help to end street violence

President Sebastian Pinera held a meeting with leaders of some of Chile's opposition parties Tuesday, aiming to find a way to end street violence that has claimed 15 lives amid sustained protests. Three parties, including Chile's largest opposition group the Socialist Party, boycotted the meeting, ...