Biden hails U.S.-Chile relations as long and deep

SANTIAGO, Chile, March 10 (UPI) -- The Southern Hemisphere is becoming increasingly important to global export and quickly becoming an energy center, U.S. Vice President Joe Biden said Monday.

Chilean defense spending at risk from poor copper trade

SANTIAGO, Chile, Jan. 22 (UPI) -- Chile's defense regeneration program is at risk of a major funding shakeup because of new legislation and fading fortunes of some of the Latin American country's copper trade.

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UPI Almanac for Friday, Jan. 17, 2014.
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Chile's Bachelet faces big challenges on taxation, education reform

Chile's Bachelet faces big challenges on taxation, education reform

SANTIAGO, Chile, Dec. 19 (UPI) -- Michelle Bachelet, re-elected to a second term as Chilean president, faces major challenges seen likely to bring her into conflict with an entrenched and influential rich minority and businesses fearful of tax hikes.
Former president Michelle Bachelet wins Chile's presidential run-off

Former president Michelle Bachelet wins Chile's presidential run-off

Dec. 16 (UPI) --Socialist Michelle Bachelet, Chile's president from 2006 to 2010, is president again after winning the presidential run-off on Sunday.
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Bachelet wins Chile's presidential runoff

SANTIAGO, Chile, Dec. 16 (UPI) -- Socialist Michelle Bachelet reclaimed the presidency of Chile Sunday, winning a runoff handily over Evelyn Matthei, election results showed.

Chileans vote in runoff presidential election

SANTIAGO, Chile, Dec. 15 (UPI) -- Chileans were heading to the polls Sunday to cast their votes in a presidential runoff, officials said.

Chilean presidential vote begins with runoff a possibility

SANTIAGO, Chile, Nov. 17 (UPI) -- Voting in Chile's presidential race took place Sunday with the final opinion polls indicating a runoff next month was likely.

Bachelet confident of return to Chilean presidency

SANTIAGO, Chile, Oct. 31 (UPI) -- Former Chilean President Michele Bachelet seems confident of winning back the presidency, taking office from incumbent Sebastian Pinera, but admits she faces a tough fight ahead on education reforms and poverty reduction.

Chile moves to get rid of cluster munitions

SANTIAGO, Chile, Sept. 25 (UPI) -- Chile has initiated moves to get rid of cluster munitions in its military inventories but the official briefs on the development remain sketchy, somewhat shrouded in mystery, analysts said.

Chile's U.S. ambassador leaving to focus on legal fight with Bolivia

SANTIAGO, Chile, Sept. 17 (UPI) -- Chile's ambassador to the United States is resigning to focus on representing Chile in a dispute with Bolivia over access to the Pacific, officials say.

Chile will upgrade old patrol aircraft rather than buy new ones

SANTIAGO, Chile, Aug. 13 (UPI) -- The Chilean navy has dropped plans to replace old patrol aircraft and will upgrade them instead with the hope of flying them right up to 2030.

U.N. raps Chile for using anti-terrorism laws in indigenous protests

SANTIAGO, Chile, July 31 (UPI) -- Chilean President Sebastian Pinera is under fire for allowing the country's counterterrorism legislation to be used against indigenous protesters fighting for ancestral land rights.

Chile promotes innovation in security, technology industries

SANTIAGO, Chile, July 30 (UPI) -- Chile is pushing for more innovation in scientific research and technology as part of its overall plan for economic development.

Chile on track to buy another French assault ship

SANTIAGO, Chile, July 1 (UPI) -- The Chilean Navy is on track to buy another reconditioned amphibious multirole assault vessel from France, Chilean defense media reported.
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Sebastian Pinera
Sebastian Pinera, a candidate from the moderate wing of Chile's conservatives, garnered about 26 per cent of the vote in Chile's presidential election on December 11, 2005. Pinera is shown after voting. Socialist Michelle Bachelet will face a united right wing in a January 15 runoff after failing to win more than 50 percent of the vote. (UPI Photo)

Miguel Juan Sebastián Piñera Echenique (Spanish pronunciation: ; born December 1, 1949) is a Chilean investor and politician. He was elected President of Chile in January 2010, taking office in March 2010.

One year after his birth, Piñera's family moved abroad to Belgium and later to New York City where his father was the Chilean ambassador to the United Nations. Piñera returned to Chile in 1955 and was enrolled in the Colegio del Verbo Divino ("Divine Word College"), from which he graduated in 1967.

Piñera then matriculated at the Pontifical Catholic University of Chile to undertake his undergraduate degree in Business and Administration, from which he graduated in 1971. Upon graduation, he was awarded the Raúl Iver Oxley Prize which is given to the best overall student of each class.

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