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Sebastian Pinera

Miguel Juan Sebastián Piñera Echenique is the current President of Chile. He won the second round of the presidential election that took place on January 17, 2010 and took office on March 11, 2010. He is a well-known economist, investor, capitalist, politician, former Senator, and leader of the presidential and parliamentary electoral coalition Coalition for Change. Piñera ranks among Chile's richest persons. » Read more on Wikipedia.org

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Piñera: Nos hemos comprometido a respetar fallo de La Haya
2012-12-30
El presidente de Chile, Sebastián Piñera, reiteró este domingo que Perú y su país tienen el compromiso de respetar el fallo que emitirá la Corte Internacional de Justicia de La Haya en el diferendo de límites marítimos entre las dos naciones.
(Radio Programas del Perú)
  1. Sebastián Piñera: “Tengo confianza en que el fallo de La Haya nos va a dar la ...
  2. Sebastián Piñera: "Bolivia no puede acudir a La Haya"
  3. Sebastián Piñera: 'Bolivia no puede recurrir a la Corte de La Haya'

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Presidente Piñera entrega regalos en celebración de Navidad
2012-12-21
El Presidente de la Republica, Sebastián Piñera, encabezó una celebración de Navidad junto a mujeres beneficiarias del Bono al Trabajo de la Mujer. Foto: AGENCIA UNO. El Presidente de la Republica, Sebastián Piñera, encabezó una celebración de ...
(Terra Chile)
  1. Piñera pide “espíritu navideño” a los políticos

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Sebastián Piñera firma proyecto de ley sobre nuevo sistema de calidad ...
2012-12-20
El presidente chileno Sebastián Piñera firmó este jueves un proyecto de ley para crear un nuevo sistema que certifique la calidad de las universidades y acabe con el anterior programa, que quedó en entredicho al destaparse un escándalo de sobornos.
(El Comercio (Ecuador))
  1. Chile: tras escándalo reforman sistema universitario
  2. Piñera apunta a la Concertación y dice que “heredamos un mal sistema de ...
  3. Piñera presenta proyecto que termina con la CNA y alude a gobiernos de la ...

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Presidente Sebastián Piñera llega al Congreso Nacional para conmemorar 200 ...
2012-11-21
En medio de manifestaciones por la Ley de Pesca, arribó la mañana de este miércoles el Presidente Sebastián Piñera al Congreso Nacional, con el fin de conmemorar 200 años del Senado, ceremonia que se llevará a cabo en el Salón de Honor de la sede ...
(Radio Bío-Bío)
  1. A punto de ser despachada controversial ley de pesca en Chile
  2. Presidente Sebastián Piñera llega al Congreso Nacional para conmemorar 200 ...
  3. Ambientalistas e indígenas chilenos llaman a la desobediencia civil contra ley ...

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Sebastián Piñera: “Chile apoya y respalda al derecho del pueblo palestino”
2012-11-19
"Y también apoyamos el derecho de Israel a contar con unas fronteras seguras y en paz", agregó Sebastián Piñera, quien dijo que su país ve con preocupación los sucesos de los últimos días en la franja de Gaza. "La violencia no es el camino; la única ...
(LaRepública.pe)
  1. Sebastián Piñera se convierte en el chileno más mencionado en el extranjero
  2. Sebastián Piñera aboga por el derecho de los palestinos a tener Estado y de ...
  3. Piñera aboga por derecho palestino a tener propio Estado

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Spain asks for LatAm help at Iberoamerican summit
2012-11-17
Latin-American presidents, of Mexico, Felipe Calderon; Chile, Sebastian Pinera; Colombia, Juan Manuel Santos and Ollanta Humala, of Peru, from left to right, join their hands after a meeting at the XXII Iberoamerican summit in the southern Spanish city ...
(Danbury News Times)
  1. Latin American leaders air concerns, grievances at Iberoamerican Summit ...

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Chile's Overdue Reform of the Justice System
2012-10-18
Chilean Ministers were gathered together today by President Sebastián Piñera in order to discuss a new bill aiming to improve the justice system. SANTIAGO — The main goal of the text will be to reform the current penal code in Chile, which hasn't been ...
(I Love Chile News)
  1. Chilean Government renews digital licences

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Chilean President visits Mapuche indigenous homeland amid high tensions
2012-10-16
SANTIAGO, Chile - Chilean President Sebastian Pinera is travelling to the area where police have clashed with members of the Mapuche indigenous community. Pinera is expected to get a cold greeting Tuesday from Mapuche leaders in the south-central ...
(Montreal Gazette)
  1. Appeal To The Chilean President Regarding Mapuche Hunger Strikers
  2. Chile police clash with vandals in Mapuche march
  3. Chile police, Mapuches clash during Pinera visit

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New poll: Chileans disapprove of President Piñera, want Bachelet
2012-10-11
The Center for the Study of Contemporary Reality (CERC) released its “political barometer” survey Wednesday, confirming two ongoing trends: approval for current President Sebastián Piñera is falling, while former President Michelle Bachelet continues ...
(Santiago Times)
  1. Former Chilean President Runaway Favourite For 2013 Elections
  2. Michelle Bachelet is the Crowd Favorite for President

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Chile, Mexico Vow To Boost Socio-Economic Ties
2012-09-24
The pledge came as Chilean President Sebastian Pinera met with visiting Mexican President-elect Enrique Pena Nieto. At the meeting, both Pinera and Nieto hailed the bilateral social, economic ties which they said unite the two countries. Speaking after ...
(Bernama)
  1. Mexico's Pena Nieto Latin American agenda
  2. Mexico's president-elect meets with Peruvian president
  3. Mexico's president-elect to improve bilateral relations with Peru

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Chile eyes geothermal
2012-09-20
Energy Secretary Jose Rene Almendras told reporters Chilean President Sebastian Piñera acknowledged the geothermal expertise of the Philippines, being the second largest producer in the world, next to the United States. President Benigno Aquino III and ...
(Manila Standard Today)
  1. Chile seeks Philippines' help in geothermal dev't

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Chile, HK ink free trade accord
2012-09-08
SANTIAGO -- Chilean President Sebastian Pinera on Friday signed a Free Trade Agreement with China's Hong Kong Special Administrative Region to boost bilateral trade which currently stands at more than $500 million. At a sideline event of the 20th ...
(China Daily)
  1. Chile signs free trade agreement with Hong Kong
  2. Hong Kong, Chile sign free trade pact

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Photos: Students protest for education reform in Chile
2012-08-23
Chilean students march during a protest to demand President Sebastian Pinera's government to improve public education quality in Santiago, on August 23, 2012. AFP PHOTO/Claudio SANTANA/AFP/GettyImages. NEWS - Students riot in Chile - 082312 ...
(News in photos)
  1. Police clash with student protesters in Chile
  2. Chile: students reject government's new tax law
  3. Chile sees student protests not reality of educational system

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Chile not to tolerate violence by students: president
2012-08-18
Chilean President Sebastian Pinera said Friday that his government would never tolerate the violent acts and school occupation by students, who demand affordable and quality public education. Pinera said the violence should not be confused with the ...
(Global Times)
  1. School's Out: Chilean Police Storms High Schools, Arrest 139
  2. Chilean cops storm high schools
  3. Chilean police storm student sit-in, arrest 139 (PHOTOS, VIDEO)

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President Piñera Signs Bill for Drug and Alcohol Prevention in Schools
2012-08-14
SANTIAGO — President Sebastian Piñera, joined by the Ministers Rodrigo Hinzpeter, and Harald Beyer, signed into law on Monday the Law on the Prevention of Drug and Alcohol Abuse, which will come under the Safe School Plan. The President said the ...
(I Love Chile News)

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    Chile's Social Programmes Will Aid Rising Number Of Working Women
    2012-07-26
    SANTIAGO, July 26 (Bernama) -- Chile's social programmes will focus more on working women as the country sees an increase in single mother households, President Sebastian Pinera said Wednesday. Official figures showed the percentage of ...
    (Bernama)
    1. Chile social programs to aid working women

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    Chile investigates 61 schools in Santiago for child sex abuse after recent ...
    2012-07-20
    On Wednesday, President Sebastian Pinera announced stiffer punishments for people who distribute child pornography, and he said Chile will toughen penalties on convicted pedophiles, increase the forensic institute budget and create a children's ...
    (Washington Post)
    1. Chile child sex abuse to be investigated at 61 schools
    2. Chile investigating 61 schools for child sex abuse

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    Chile: Poverty falls in latest government survey
    2012-07-20
    President Sebastian Pinera called the results of the bi-annual Casen survey good news and pledged again to eradicate poverty by the end of his term in 2014. The percentage of Chileans in poverty fell from 15.1 percent in 2009, when it marked its first ...
    (NECN)
    1. Chilean Poverty Rate Resumes Downward Path as Economy Expands
    2. Chile releases Casen 2011 Survey
    3. Chile: Poverty falls in latest government survey

    Jun
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    Latin America (10)
    2012-06-18
    Europe’s Mistakes a Lesson for Latin America, Chile Says (Bloomberg, Businessweek)
    Chinese premier leaves for Rio 20 conference, four-nation Latin America tour (Xinhua News Agency)
    Europe mistakes a warning for Latin America (Gulf News)
    Excerpt: Latin America must avoid the costly welfare policies plunging Europe into crisis and should adhere to a market-friendly course to preserve gains made over the past decade’s economic boom, Chilean President Sebastian Pinera said. Countries in... (Read article)

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    Pacific Alliance (13)
    2012-06-07
    New 'Pacific Alliance' might work (PITTSBURGH TRIBUNE-REVIEW)
    OPINION: New 'Pacific Alliance' bloc may have a chance (MENAFN, MENAFN)
    New ‘Pacific Alliance’ bloc may have a chance (Miami Herald, Miami Herald)
    Excerpt: When I interviewed Chilean President Sebastian Pinera after the signing of an agreement to create the four-country "Pacific Alliance" trade bloc and he said it's Latin America's most ambitious economic integration project, my first reaction was... (Read article)

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    Mexico in Alliance (5)
    2012-06-07
    New alliance: Mexico, Colombia, Peru and Chile (WTOP, The Guardian, Daily Oklahoman)
    New Alliance: Mexico, Colombia, Peru and Chile (ABC News)
    Chile, Peru, Colombia, Mexico in Alliance (ninemsn)
    Excerpt: Chilean President Sebastian Pinera chose a remote mountaintop in northern Chile for the signing. The event was held at one of Earth's most powerful deep space observatories, and Pinera said the point was to show how their countries are looking... (Read article)

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    Amid Controversy, Chile Pursues Energy Independence
    2012-05-23
    In the face of a looming national energy crisis, Chile's President Sebastián Piñera is pushing to diversify his country's energy matrix, though technical limitations and ongoing environmental protests look to derail his administration's plans.
    (AS/COA Online)
    1. Big Hydropower Dams Trump Alternative Energy in Chile

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    Chile's newest teachers unprepared for the classroom, study says
    2012-05-08
    This alarming new data comes as the country's continued education struggle has brought President Sebastián Piñera's approval ratings to new lows. A high percentage of recently graduated teachers don't meet classroom standards.
    (Santiago Times)
    1. Chile's new teachers get failing grade

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    Chile Tax Reform Double-edged Sword for Pinera (5)
    2012-05-03
    Analysis: Chile tax reform double-edged sword for Pinera (YAHOO!)
    aNALYSIS: Chile tax reform double-edged sword for Pinera (au.news.yahoo.com, Reuters, msnbc.com)
    Chile tax reform double-edged sword for Pinera (star.com.my)
    Excerpt: SANTIAGO (Reuters) - Chilean President Sebastian Pinera's tax reform to help fund an education overhaul could help center-right hopefuls ahead of next year's presidential race, but it won't stifle protests and might backfire by spurring calls for even higher... (Read article)

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    Chilean President (3)
    2012-04-17
    Chilean President invites Mrs. Harper to "finally know paradise" in Andes (globalsaskatoon.com)
    Chilean President Receives Pentagon Chief (La Prensa Latina)
    Laureen Harper And Chilean President To Go Rock Climbing? (E Canada Now)
    Excerpt: SANTIAGO, Chile - Billionaire Chilean President Sebastian Pinera tried to entice Laureen Harper Monday to join him on an Andean mountain getaway. After a pair of speeches by Pinera and Prime Minister Stephen Harper on the subjects of trade and investment, Pinera suddenly interjected with... (Read article)

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    Summit (5)
    2012-04-15
    Cuba split leaves summit without declaration (utsandiego.com)
    Rubio Returns From Summit (msnbc.com)
    UPDATE: Canada Official Says Leaders To Discuss Euro Zone Concerns At Summit (NASDAQ)
    Excerpt: President Barack Obama, right, speaks with his Chilean counterpart Sebastian Pinera during the official photo at the sixth Summit of the Americas in Cartagena, Colombia, Sunday, April 15, 2012. (AP Photo/Fernando Vergara) — AP President Barack... (Read article)

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    Summit (5)
    2012-04-15
    Cuba split leaves summit without declaration (utsandiego.com)
    Rubio Returns From Summit (msnbc.com)
    UPDATE: Canada Official Says Leaders To Discuss Euro Zone Concerns At Summit (NASDAQ)
    Excerpt: President Barack Obama, right, speaks with his Chilean counterpart Sebastian Pinera during the official photo at the sixth Summit of the Americas in Cartagena, Colombia, Sunday, April 15, 2012. (AP Photo/Fernando Vergara) — AP President Barack... (Read article)

    Mar
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    Neo-Nazi Killing of Gay man Moves Chile (4)
    2012-03-28
    Neo-nazi killing of gay man moves Chile toward law (WINKNEWS.com)
    Neo-Nazi killing of gay man moves Chile toward law (ksl.com, Reading Eagle, Times Union)
    Excerpt: Daniel Zamudio died Tuesday night, 25 days after he was attacked. The case has prompted a national debate in Chile over hate crimes, with President Sebastian Pinera saying from Asia that his government won't rest until a proposed anti... (Read article)

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    Quake Hits Central Chile (4)
    2012-03-26
    Quake hits central Chile; no reports of deaths (The Guardian, Austin American-Statesman, San Jose Mercury News)
    Quake Hits Central Chile; No Deaths or Serious Damage Reported (Insurance Journal)
    Excerpt: Phone service was disrupted by heavy use. "There are some injuries but nothing serious," said Interior Minister Rodrigo Hinzpeter, who was serving as acting president while Sebastian Pinera is on tour in Asia. Hinzpeter said authorities were... (Read article)

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    Quake Hits Central Chile (4)
    2012-03-26
    Quake hits central Chile; no reports of deaths (The Guardian, Austin American-Statesman, San Jose Mercury News)
    Quake Hits Central Chile; No Deaths or Serious Damage Reported (Insurance Journal)
    Excerpt: Phone service was disrupted by heavy use. "There are some injuries but nothing serious," said Interior Minister Rodrigo Hinzpeter, who was serving as acting president while Sebastian Pinera is on tour in Asia. Hinzpeter said authorities were... (Read article)

    Feb
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    Chile energy plan 'presents false dilemma,' analyst says
    2012-02-29
    Chilean President Sebastián Piñera released his long-awaited energy plan on Tuesday, confirming speculation that the plan would focus heavily on hydroelectric energy, but that plan provides few choices for the public, critics say.
    (Santiago Times)
    1. Chile to increase hydroelectricity resources, build more transmission

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    British cruise avoids Chilean port because of protests and social unrest
    2012-02-28
    Aysen citizens organized under the Social Movement for the Aysen Region sent last week a memo to President Sebastian Piñera with their demands to unlock the conflict. “If government comes up with clear, effective and real solutions regarding fuel, ...
    (MercoPress)
    1. Intense protests rock Patagonian Chile

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    Hague trip ruffles Malvinas feathers
    2012-02-07
    Curiously, the future arrival of the head of the Foreign Office in Chile was announced yesterday in La Moneda Government House by Andrés Chadwick, spokesman for President Sebastián Piñera, immediately after Chadwick made reference to President Cristina ...
    (Buenos Aires Herald)
    1. Chile supports Malvinas claim but underlines 'special relation' with the UK

    Jan
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    Pinera Forecasts About 4% Chile Growth in 2012, Reuters Reports
    2012-01-27
    Chile's economy will grow about 4 percent this year as it creates jobs at a slower pace than in 2011, Reuters reported on its website late yesterday, citing President Sebastian Pinera. Finance Minister Felipe Larrain told reporters in Santiago this ...
    (Bloomberg)
    1. Chile job growth to continue, pace to slow: Pinera
    2. Chile's Pinera sees slower growth
    3. Chile's Pinera sees slower growth

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    Piñera Insists on Citing Anti-Terrorism Law for Fire
    2012-01-06
    06 de enero de 2012, 16:58Santiago, Chile, Jan 6 (Prensa Latina) Chilean President Sebastian Piñera insisted on Friday that the forest fires in the south central region were premeditated and, therefore, in this case, citing the anti-terrorism law is ...
    (Prensa Latina)
    1. Chile's forest regions on fire; six fire fighters killed; Piñera to apply anti ...
    2. Chile blames Mapuche Indians for deadly forest fires
    3. Radicals blamed for huge bushfires

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    Bachelet: back for seconds?
    2012-01-04
    Yet that is just what Sebastián Piñera did this week, when he met Michelle Bachelet, current head of UN Women for two hours of talks at the La Moneda palace. He has been holding talks with other past presidents too, but it is Bachelet who is seen as ...
    (Financial Times (blog))