Former presidents Piñera and Pastrana were prevented from visiting Leopoldo López

The former presidents of Chile Sebastián Piñera and Colombia Andrés Pastrana were prevented yesterday to enter the military prison near Caracas where the Venezuelan opposition leader Leopoldo López is imprisoned, whom they tried to visit. “We came to visit him (Lopez) and...

Michelle Bachelet: “I want Chile to be a better country for the people”

From a balcony of the Palacio de La Moneda, the new president of Chile, Michelle Bachelet, gave her first speech and announced several reforms and the changing of the Constitution “within democracy.” During her speech, one of the issues that drew much applause in the...

Chile and Peru await for the failure of maritime litigation

Tomorrow, the International Court of Justice in the Hague (ICJ) will deliver its judgment on the maritime dispute facing Chile and Peru by a triangle of 38,000 square kilometers in the Pacific for six years. “It’s been a war without weapons, but finally, a war,”...

Chile and Peru will accept the maritime limits ruled by The Hague

The presidents of Chile, Sebastian Pinera, and Peru, Ollanta Humala, confirmed yesterday that they will accept the decision of the International Court of Justice in The Hague (ICJ) over the maritime limits between their countries, whatever they be. “Life does not end with...

Sebastian Pinera supports Pope Benedict XVI on his resignation

The President of Chile, Sebastian Pinera, issued comments regarding the resignation of Pope Benedict XVI, “Benedict XVI’s resignation is an act of courage and of consequence. Pope Benedict XVI is the Vicar of Christ on earth and has the responsibility to lead the...

Pinera’s Speech Causes Riots in Chile

In Valparaiso, Chile more than 8,000 people protested against the talks of the Chilean President Sebastian Pinera, in the Congress. Yesterday the riots and the confrontations with the police left two officers wounded and dozens of detained. Demonstrations were called by the...

Chilean Students Began New Demonstrations

According to the police 25,000 students started demonstrations yesterday in the centre of Santiago (Chile). The youths started the first march called by the Student Confederation of Chile (Confech for its Spanish acronym), which demands free public education with quality. This...