‘Judge us on our achievements’ says Piñera in speech announcing new bills for education and crime.
In his May 21 address before his term ends in February 2014, President Sebastián Piñera sought to define his legacy, focusing on education, crime and labor issues in a speech lasting for more than two hours in front of Congress in Valparaiso on Tuesday.
Valparaíso braces for protests before President Sebestián Piñera arrives in the port city to give his national address to Congress.
As President Sebastián Piñera prepares to give his term’s final May 21 address to Congress, the Valparaíso regional government is gearing up for an influx of protesters. Student organizations are planning a march in the port city the same day.
Campaign funding thrown into spotlight as ongoing scandal over alleged bribery takes its first victim.
Embattled Dep. Marta Isasi has attempted to defend herself from charges of alleged bribery, claiming “suspicious links” between her accusers in a Chamber of Deputies Ethics Commission hearing this week.
Amid claims the tragedy is being exploited for political purposes, court upholds lawyer’s request to include Michelle Bachelet in the ongoing 27/F investigation.
Former president and current presidential candidate Michelle Bachelet is to be investigated in the ongoing legal inquiry into the failed tsunami alert that resulted in the deaths of more than a hundred people on Feb. 27, 2010.
Backlash after failing to meet electoral deadline for parliamentary primaries leads Concertación alliance to seek alternative elections.
The Concertación’s coordinator, Osvaldo Andrade, proposed alternative parliamentary primaries Monday after the left-leaning alliance received staunch criticism for failing to comply with the electoral service’s official deadline.
Putting a hold on his political career, discredited former presidential candidate declines Piñera’s offer amid mounting criticism from the opposition.
Former Independent Democratic Union (UDI) presidential candidate, Laurence Golborne, announced Thursday that he will no longer take over as Chile’s next ambassador to the Organization of Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD). President Sebastián Piñera made the offer Tuesday.
Despite recent scandals, Laurence Golborne will assume new government position just weeks after renouncing his presidential candidacy.
The Foreign Ministry announced Tuesday that it will appoint former Independent Democratic Union (UDI) presidential candidate Laurence Golborne as the country’s new representative for the Organization of Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD).
Angelini Group gave large sums to congresswoman who subsequently supported controversial fishing law in its entirety.
Dep. Marta Isasi, an independent congresswoman for Iquique, is at the center of an alleged bribery scandal following revelations that a large fishing corporation paid significant sums to her campaign before the politician voted on a controversial fishing law, criticized for discriminating against traditional fishermen.
Scandals implicating both governing and opposition politicians continue to shake-up Chile’s presidential campaign.
Following a high-profile month of court cases, an energized Chamber of Deputies approved three investigatory commissions Wednesday, with lawmakers on both sides of the aisle facing allegations of complicity in a series of scandals that have rocked Chilean politics.