Tag: <span>Sebastián Piñera</span>

Amid Renewed Protests, Venezuela Blocks Politicians’ Visit to Imprisoned Opposition Leader

Top Story — As the Venezuelan opposition attempts to revive protests of President Nicolás Maduro’s administration, the former presidents of Colombia and Chile were blocked from visiting opposition leader Leopoldo […] Read More >

Chilean Student Protests Continue As Buses Burn

Top Story — Vandals at a student protest in Santiago set three buses on fire Wednesday as protesters continued to demand access to free public education more than a year […] Read More >

Chile To Invoke State Security Law After Clashes With Students

Today in Latin America Top Story — A two-day national strike in Chile called by protesting students and supported by the country’s labor union umbrella organization got off to a […] Read More >

Chile: Police Crackdown On Protests As Student Leaders Call Off Talks

Today in Latin America Top Story — Police in Chile stepped up efforts to prevent protesters for education reform from gathering in any significant numbers, after student leaders broke off […] Read More >

Chile: Piñera Promises Education Spending As Meetings With Students Kick Off

In an effort to end the almost five months of protests and unrest, the Chilean government proposed yesterday to increase public spending by five percent and add 7.2 percent to […] Read More >

Chilean Students Agree To Talks After Months Of Protests

The protests and unrest that have spread through Chile in the past four months may be coming to an end as Chile’s student federation agreed to discuss educational reforms with […] Read More >

Chile: Blackouts Force Energy Minister To Call For New Investments In Network

Today in Latin America Top Story — Chile’s energy minister called for strong new investments in the country’s energy network after widespread blackout hit the Southern Cone nation for the […] Read More >

Chile’s Piñera Promises End Of Extreme Poverty By 2014

NEW YORK — Chilean President Sebastián Piñera reiterated his government’s goal to eliminate extreme poverty in Chile by 2014 during a talk Thursday at the Americas Society/Council of the Americas (AS/COA) […] Read More >

Chile: Plane Crash Kills 21 People

Today in Latin America Top Story — A military plane in Chile carrying troops, journalists and a businessman crashed over the weekend off a Chilean island in the southern part […] Read More >

Chile: Protests Continue As Police Face Off With Demonstrators

Chile’s Central Workers Union, an umbrella organization consisting of several labor unions, launched a 2-day national strike Wednesday morning, supported by protesting students and the opposition Concertación coalition. While the […] Read More >